Convert Column Of URLs To Hyperlinks

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Anyone aware of a function/formula to convert a column of URLs to hyperlinks in one move? MY column contains 813 URLs.

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Perhaps not in one go, but you can us the HYPERLINK function. Enter it in the first cell and copy it down.

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Thank you, @Riny_van_Eekelen. To clarify, are saying the "drag" function could work, even if each cell contains a unique URL?

@SpikeK Jus try. Perhaps I don't know what you mean.

Thanks for the suggestion. However, this was a no-go. No indication of "one-shot hyperlinking" capabilities/formulas in official Excel documents. Appreciate it.


You may have to upload a sample workbook to show how HYPERLINK is not working for you.

@Riny_van_Eekelen 's solution is the best approach.  The fill handle has to be used because spilling hyperlinks will invalidate the links.

Sure thing, @Patrick2788. The Hyperlink function works if performed one cell at a time.

What I'm hoping to do is convert a column of 812 URLs to hyperlinks in one move (formula, etc.).

Here's a small sample of that data. "Friendly Names" are in Column A; 812 URLs are in Column B:

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You could table your range and then use HYPERLINK. The formula will fill on its own to the bottom of the table.
That was my initial thought. However, I didn't find that option in MS guidance or other sites. Will give it a try. Thx.