Clickable email link to Beast Mode field

Hi,

I want to make a clickable email in a table. The email field is a formula, however, and I can't get the formula to validate.

The email field I want to be clickable is "PrimaryContactEmail".

Formula for PrimaryContactEmail:

Case
When Length(`ProcessorEmail`) = 0
Then `OfficerEmail`
Else `ProcessorEmail`
End

 

I tried to create a new field "PrimaryContact Link" with the following formula:

CONCAT('<a href="mailto:',`PrimaryContactEmail`,'">',`PrimaryContactEmail`,'</a>')

 

But when I select the column name "PrimaryContactEmail", the Case formula is inserted instead. If I type the column name in, the validation check says "A column in this calculation does not exist".

How can I get the email to be clickable?

 

Best Answer

  • AJ2020
    AJ2020 ⚪️
    Accepted Answer

    Thanks! I just needed to add the case statement one more time to get the email address as the verbiage for the clickable link.

    This is what finally worked:

    CONCAT('<a href="mailto:',(Case When Length(`ProcessorEmail`) = 0
    Then `OfficerEmail` Else `ProcessorEmail` end),
    '"target="_BLANK">',
    (Case When Length(`ProcessorEmail`) = 0
    Then `OfficerEmail` Else `ProcessorEmail` end),
    '</a>')

Answers

  • jaeW_at_Onyx
    jaeW_at_Onyx Budapest / Portland, OR 🟤

    AJ, "A column in this calculation does not exist" says it all.  there's a column that doesn't exist.  if i had to guess your CONCAT is not concatting the way you expect it to, probably a mix up between " , ' and `.

     

      build your concat statement without the case, and slowly add pieces of the HTML  / concat statement until you get a hyperlink that works.  THEN lastly sub in the CASE statement.

  • Thanks jaeW_at_Domo.

     

    I tried your suggestion with another (non-formula) email field ("ExecutiveEmail") & got it to work. But when I switch out to the Case statement where the `PrimaryContactEmail` should go, the ExecutiveEmail shows up, but when I click on it, a blank email opens with no address on it. (formula below)

    Can we not use formula fields?

     

    CONCAT('<a href="mailto:',
    (Case When Length(`ProcessorEmail`) = 0
    Then `OfficerEmail`
    Else `ProcessorEmail`end),
    '">',`ExecutiveEmail`,'</a>')

  • jaeW_at_Onyx
    jaeW_at_Onyx Budapest / Portland, OR 🟤

    concat(
    '<a href="mailto:'

    , case when rand()> .5 then '[email protected]' else '[email protected]' end

    ,'?Subject=Hello%20again" target="_BLANK">Send Mail</a>'
    )

     

    both of these work fine.  are you certain your fields don't contain blanks?

     

    CONCAT(
    '<a href="mailto:',
    (Case When Length('[email protected]') = 0 Then '[email protected]' Else '[email protected]' end)
    , '" target="_BLANK">', '[email protected]','</a>')