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Extracting URL from hyperlink and making it automatic

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Function URL(Hyperlink As Range)
  URL = Hyperlink.Hyperlinks(1).Address
End Function


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The VBA code in the first image allows me to use =URL() to extract the URL.

I am trying to make the URL extraction automatic, instead of having to re-drag the formula down every time I want the URL extracted in Column B.

In A2, we have Microsoft, which is hyperlinked to However, because I inputted the text first, and then added a hyperlink after, the Column B doesn't get updated. (unless I re-drag the formula down)

How can I make sure Column B automatically extracts the URL - even if I added a hyperlink to a text later?


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here's an example VBA code that will automatically update the Column B whenever there's a new added hyperlink in column A.

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    Dim cell As Range
    If Not Intersect(Target, Columns("A")) Is Nothing Then
        For Each cell In Target
            If cell.Hyperlinks.Count > 0 Then
                cell.Offset(0, 1).Value = cell.Hyperlinks(1).Address
            End If
        Next cell
    End If
End Sub