How to add a link into a combo RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all..

    I would like to ask, if you could please tell me if the following situation I'm going to describe below is possible to be done or not.
    So a general picture. On one side, we have a SharePoint site where we use lists for the end user to create request for us and we move the request from one status to another till this is completed. These requests are categorised by clients (which are stored in a combo column)
    On the other side, inside the same SharePoint, we have a Wiki page where we maintain the location of each client environment.

    What I would like to do is to join a task with it corresponding wiki client main page... means to have on each task a link to the main client wiki page selected in the task. So as clients are stored in a combo column, I thought of instead of plane text add links of the same clients to each client main wiki page. With this, the end user will continue seeing the same list but to us, we will have a link to each wiki page.

    So far, I have found myself unable to add any sort of links to the contents of a combo colum. I have tried wiki commands (links between double brackets), html code, URL's, etc .. but I have always the same result. Plane text, no links at all.
    Is it a way of adding link to the contents of a combo column list?

    Please note that we are only Administrators of the SP site.. we do NOT have access to the SharePoint Designer App of this site. It is managed by another team.


    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Wednesday, June 22, 2011 6:06 AM wiki questions go to social computing. (From:SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion (pre-SharePoint 2010))
    Tuesday, June 21, 2011 8:32 PM

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  • Rather than storing the client information on a wiki page, can they be stored in a seperate list called "Client Info" along with a column called "Clients". They you can use a lookup column in your Requests list to point to the "Client Info" list.

    Maybe I have not understood your problem statement completely. Please let me know.

    Here to help.
    Tuesday, June 21, 2011 11:29 PM
  • Thanks for the reply!

    I see your point.. you mean a sort of inner join of lists.. now.. If I lookup for a value.. and that value is a link column (let's say this new list you mean, is conformed by two columns, the client name and the link to the page)... by looking up that second column would I be bringing that link or it will be shown as a plane text?.

    On the other hand, answering you question, I can't put all the wiki information stored into a column, since each client has a main wiki page with different wiki link inside the same


    Wednesday, June 22, 2011 12:45 PM