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Extracting Hyperlink Information in Excel

Excel is a powerful tool that can be used for a variety of tasks, including managing data, creating charts and graphs, and even analyzing website traffic. One of the most useful features of Excel is its ability to extract hyperlink information. Hyperlinks are links that connect one document or webpage to another, and they are commonly used in spreadsheets to link to other sheets or external websites. In this article, we will explore how to extract hyperlink information in Excel.

Using the HYPERLINK Function

The HYPERLINK function is a built-in function in Excel that allows you to create a hyperlink to a specific cell or range of cells within a workbook or to an external file or webpage. To extract hyperlink information using the HYPERLINK function, follow these steps:

Step 1: Select the Cell

Select the cell that contains the hyperlink you want to extract information from.

Step 2: Enter the HYPERLINK Function

In the formula bar, enter the HYPERLINK function followed by the cell reference of the cell containing the hyperlink. For example, if the hyperlink is in cell A1, the formula would be:


Step 3: Press Enter

Press Enter to execute the formula. The hyperlink information will be displayed in the cell.

Using VBA Code

If you need to extract hyperlink information from multiple cells or if you want to automate the process, you can use VBA code. VBA stands for Visual Basic for Applications, and it is a programming language that is built into Excel. To extract hyperlink information using VBA code, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open the Visual Basic Editor

Press Alt + F11 to open the Visual Basic Editor.

Step 2: Insert a New Module

Right-click on the project in the Project Explorer and select Insert > Module.

Step 3: Enter the VBA Code

Enter the following VBA code:

Sub ExtractHyperlinks()

Dim cell As Range

For Each cell In Selection

If cell.Hyperlinks.Count > 0 Then

MsgBox cell.Hyperlinks(1).Address

End If

Next cell

End Sub

This code will extract the hyperlink information from all the cells in the selected range and display it in a message box.

Step 4: Run the Code

Press F5 to run the code. The hyperlink information will be displayed in message boxes.


Extracting hyperlink information in Excel can be a useful tool for managing data and automating processes. Whether you use the built-in HYPERLINK function or VBA code, Excel makes it easy to extract hyperlink information from your spreadsheets.


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