Open a website from within Excel

Copper Contributor


In my Excel workbook I have a number of 'Command' buttons to run macros.

I also have one which I would like to (hopefully) click to access a website (which from outside Excel I access via google using the following:  https:/www.xxxx.xx.xx/api/v1 where xxxx is the website name), but I'm not sure that is possible. So my question is, is it possible to use a macro that could open this website from within my Excel workbook, allow me to use it, and then close it to get back to my Excel workbook when I've finished? If it is possible, can someone provide the code that would make this happen. I would be most grateful. If it is not possible, it would be good to know so I don't waste any more time trying to achieve this!!

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best response confirmed by LesKing (Copper Contributor)


Your macro can use the FollowHyperlink method of ActiveWorkbook to open a website in your default browser. But you'll have to go back to Excel yourself.

Thanks Hans,
You've got it spot on again!!
Thanks Hans,
You nailed it for me!
Thanks again, Les King