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Display a column in the SQL results as a link to an FTP site

One of the columns I am returning from a SQL query is an link to a file on a FTP server.  Is there a way I can make the results be a hyperlink to the file?  I am using the Bob Swift SQL add-on

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Easiest thing to do is use wiki notation and output=wiki for the field:

select '[link text|' || link_field || ']' ...


select '[' || text_field || '|' || link_field || ']' ...

After generating link I required, how can I store it in a separate string 

for ex: 

my link to be redirected is

But I need it as 

WYNK (clickable)

So when i click on WYNK, I should go to


I this something possible in SQL? If Yes, can you write full query for me please.





I am using the described solution and it works fine but... the link text in my case is long and it dos not look so nice in my table.

My query:
select top 1 '[http://rem002/arsys/servlet/ViewFormServlet?form=HPD%3aHelp+Desk&' + Entry_ID + ']' as test from sql008.arsystem.dbo.HPD_Help_Desk

My result:

The result I would like to have:

Is there a way to make the link shorter?

Yes, put in link text indicated in the answer. So something like: '[' || Entry_ID || '|' || ...

Finaly I got time to look at this again....

Thanks a lot for the feedback, I made some adjustment and now it works as expected.

Is there a easy way to force the link to open in a new window? I have been googling around found that a link can open a new window using javascript in a html-macro but I don' t see how I can use this together width the SQL-macro.

That seems a bit heavy handed, but you can use any macro for a column. Since you are already doing ouput=wiki, then the column would be like: 

select '{html} ... {html}' ...



Thanks a lot, this solved my problem smile

Hi...can you please share what you did....I have the same issue using hyperlink link in an SQL

Sorry for the late answer, I hope you have solved it out already... 
I did something like this: 

 select ' {html} <a href="https://info/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=139136550" target=_blank> HitMe </a> {html}' as 'TestUrl' from MyTable

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