Hyperlink Href fields

The Hyperlink Href field contains the combination, or concatenation, of the Hyperlink Address (hyperlink address: The address of a hyperlink's destination file, which is either a URL address or a UNC address. When you click the hyperlink, the destination file defined in the hyperlink address will open in your Web browser or program.) and Hyperlink SubAddress (hyperlink subaddress: A field located in the Hyperlink table where you can specify an exact location in the destination file. This location can be a Project view and ID number, a Word bookmark, an Excel cell definition, and so on.) fields associated with a task, resource, or assignment. You can click the name in the Hyperlink Href field to go to that Web site (Web site: A Web page or collection of pages on an intranet or the World Wide Web that is formatted in HTML and is accessible from a Web browser.) on an intranet (intranet: Any network that provides similar services within an organization to those provided by the Internet. An organization's intranet may or may not be connected to the Internet; its information might be distributed only within the company.) or the World Wide Web (WWW: A subset of the Internet that uses a graphical user interface as opposed to a text-based user interface. The pages or Web sites that display are formatted using by HTML. Web browsers make it possible for users to view Web sites.).

There are several categories of Hyperlink Href fields.

Data Type    Text (text field: A type of field whose content is text. Examples include the Task Name and Email Address fields. This field can contain up to 255 characters.)

ShowHyperlink Href (task field)

Entry Type    Entered (entered field: A field in which you may type or edit information. This is in contrast with a calculated field, in which Project calculates and enters information.)

Best Uses    Add the Hyperlink Href field to a task view when you want to display or go to the addresses and subaddresses associated with tasks.

Example    Many tasks in your project are assigned to outside consulting companies and service bureaus that have Web sites. You add the Hyperlink Href field to the Task Sheet view to see the addresses and subaddresses (for example, "http://www.microsoft.com/assignments.xls/ B1:G12") for these outside companies. This subaddress goes to the Web site, then to the MSExcel12 file residing on the Web site, then to the cells B1 through G12.

Remarks    If you want to edit a hyperlink, don't click the link in the Hyperlink or Hyperlink Address field. Clicking either field starts your Web browser and goes to the referenced hyperlink. Instead, use the arrow keys to highlight the cell. Then, click the entry bar above the view to edit the hyperlink.

You can also insert a hyperlink, along with a specific file location, in your project file by completing the Insert Hyperlink dialog box.

ShowHyperlink Href (resource field)

Entry Type    Entered (entered field: A field in which you may type or edit information. This is in contrast with a calculated field, in which Project calculates and enters information.)

Best Uses    Add the Hyperlink Href field to a resource sheet when you want to display or go to the hyperlink addresses and subaddresses associated with resources.

Example    Several resources working on your project are consulting companies and service bureaus that have Web sites. You add the Hyperlink Href field to the Resource Sheet view to see the addresses and subaddresses (for example, "http://www.microsoft.com/assignments.xls/B1:G12") for these outside companies. This subaddress goes to the Web site, then to the MSExcel12 file residing on the Web site, then to the cells B1 through G12

Remarks    If you want to edit a hyperlink, don't click the link in the Hyperlink or Hyperlink Address field. Clicking either field starts your Web browser and goes to the referenced hyperlink. Instead, use the arrow keys to highlight the cell. Then, click the entry bar above the view to edit the hyperlink.

You can also insert a hyperlink, along with a specific file location, in your project file by completing the Insert Hyperlink dialog box.

ShowHyperlink Href (assignment field)

Entry Type    Entered (entered field: A field in which you may type or edit information. This is in contrast with a calculated field, in which Project calculates and enters information.)

Best Uses    Add the Hyperlink Href field to the sheet portion of the Task Usage or Resource Usage view when you want to display or go to the addresses and subaddresses associated with assignments.

Example    Several assigned resources are consulting companies and service bureaus that have Web sites. You add the Hyperlink Href field to the Task Usage view to see the addresses and subaddresses (for example, "http://www.microsoft.com/assignments.xls/B1:G12") for these outside companies. This subaddress goes to the Web site, then to the MSExcel12 file residing on the Web site, then to the cell range of B1 through G12.

Remarks    If you want to edit a hyperlink, don't click the link in the Hyperlink or Hyperlink Address field. Clicking either field starts your Web browser and goes to the referenced hyperlink. Instead, use the arrow keys to highlight the cell. Then, click the entry bar above the view to edit the hyperlink.

You can also insert a hyperlink, along with a specific file location, in your project file by completing the Insert Hyperlink dialog box.

 
 
Applies to:
Project Professional 2013, Project Standard 2013, Project 2010, Project 2007, Project 2003