Hyperlink changes from to 20- 20 when clicked in Excel

0 votes

In an Excel 2013 sheet, I have a hyperlink that points to a corporate website. When I right-click and choose "edit hyperlink," the following appears in the address box, and it is accurate:

https://myserver.company.com/home/default.html#article?id=1203291003

However, regardless of whether I use the left, middle, or right-click to access a hyperlink, the same thing happens: IE11 opens and I receive an http 404 error because the link (which is displayed below) cannot be located.

https://myserver.company.com/home/default.html%20-%20article?id=1203291003

What might be changing # to%20-%20? This is quite strange considering the URL doesn't have any spaces and %20 is a space.

Nov 19 in Others by Kithuzzz
• 20,660 points
12 views

1 answer to this question.

0 votes

This is a known issue with MS Excel. Basically, the hash/pound (#) sign is a valid character to use in a file name but is not accepted in hyperlinks in Office documents. The conversion to %20-%20 appears to be by design. If you can set another browser as your default, even temporarily for testing, it might work.

answered Nov 19 by narikkadan
• 37,660 points

Related Questions In Others

0 votes
1 answer

Change date format of cell in excel from dd.mm.yyyy to yyy/mm/dd ( excel version 2013 )

Hello :)   Excel’s Format Cells function can quickly ...READ MORE

answered Feb 9 in Others by gaurav
• 22,040 points
506 views
0 votes
1 answer

How to open .xlsx files in MS Excel from VS Code?

Hello, to open xlxs files, or files ...READ MORE

answered Feb 17 in Others by gaurav
• 22,040 points
205 views
0 votes
1 answer

Is there a way in Microsoft Excel to give specific bins different bin widths when making a histogram plot?

Excel built-in histogram tool only allows equal ...READ MORE

answered Oct 2 in Others by narikkadan
• 37,660 points
57 views
0 votes
1 answer

In Excel, how to find a average from selected cells

If one has the dynamic array formula ...READ MORE

answered Oct 9 in Others by narikkadan
• 37,660 points
47 views
0 votes
1 answer

Retrieve epay.info Balance with VBA and Excel

This code should log you in, provided ...READ MORE

answered Sep 5, 2018 in Blockchain by digger
• 26,720 points
449 views
0 votes
1 answer

ImportError: openpyxl is required for loading excel format files

Forget the PsychoPy complications for the time ...READ MORE

answered Oct 3, 2018 in Python by Priyaj
• 58,100 points
394 views
0 votes
1 answer

In Blue Prism how to split excel column data into TWO columns

This is how I am doing it. Dim ...READ MORE

answered Oct 15, 2018 in RPA by Priyaj
• 58,100 points
3,365 views
0 votes
1 answer

Excel Power Query: Using List.MatchAny on a column value

try this. let TableA = ...READ MORE

answered Oct 22, 2018 in Power BI by Annie97
• 2,160 points
2,816 views
0 votes
1 answer

Convert CASE WHEN logic from SQL to EXCEL

A combination of IF(), ISNUMBER(SEARCH()), and OR() ...READ MORE

answered Sep 21 in Others by narikkadan
• 37,660 points
49 views
0 votes
1 answer

Unable to import data in excel from another website using VB code

Replace : Set ieTable = ieDoc.all.Item("report-table") With: Set ieTable = ...READ MORE

answered Sep 21 in Others by narikkadan
• 37,660 points
63 views
webinar REGISTER FOR FREE WEBINAR X
REGISTER NOW
webinar_success Thank you for registering Join Edureka Meetup community for 100+ Free Webinars each month JOIN MEETUP GROUP