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gaiusgw
Helper II
Helper II

Make email addresses functional mailto links

One of my visualizations includes contact info for customer and I was wondering if it is possible to make the email column into clickable urls that start a new email? 

 

I have tried using data category to make it url but does not seem to work. 

 

Anybody have some direction for me?

 

Thanks a lot. 

 

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V-lianl-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @gaiusgw ,

 

Please add "mailto:" to the mail address:

Email = CONCATENATE("mailto:",'Table'[Mail])

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Best Regards,
Liang
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Adding mailto: in front of emails in an added column does work but it is not the most elegent solution persay. And any lines that do not have an email will appear as just mailto:. It would be strange if powerbi cannot recognize emails and make them clickable. 

Hi @gaiusgw ,

 

Try work with IF function.

IF(ISBLANK([Mail]),BLANK(),CONCATENATE("mailto:",'Table'[Mail]))


Best Regards,
Liang
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

That did not work. mailto still appeared. Perhaps because those empty cells really have space characters? 

davehus
Super User
Super User

Hi @gaiusgw, There is an element that might need to be turned on in the visualization settings, see below.

 

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Hmm, i do not have that panel as far as I can tell. I am on version 2.91.7 and honestly nervous to update. 

 

Here is what my panel looks like. 

 

on another note, if i did update, do you know of any place i can download the version i have now? I have search for archives but cannot fine one. 

 

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