Workbook.FollowHyperlink method (Excel)

Displays a cached document if it has already been downloaded. Otherwise, this method resolves the hyperlink, downloads the target document, and displays the document in the appropriate application.


expression.FollowHyperlink (Address, SubAddress, NewWindow, AddHistory, ExtraInfo, Method, HeaderInfo)

expression An expression that returns a Workbook object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
Address Required String The address of the target document.
SubAddress Optional Variant The location within the target document. The default value is the empty string.
NewWindow Optional Variant True to display the target application in a new window. The default value is False.
AddHistory Optional Variant Not used. Reserved for future use.
ExtraInfo Optional Variant A String or byte array that specifies additional information for HTTP to use to resolve the hyperlink. For example, you can use ExtraInfo to specify the coordinates of an image map, the contents of a form, or a FAT file name.
Method Optional Variant Specifies the way ExtraInfo is attached. Can be one of the MsoExtraInfoMethod constants: msoMethodGet or msoMethodPost.
HeaderInfo Optional Variant A String that specifies header information for the HTTP request. The default value is an empty string.


This example loads the document at in a new browser window and adds it to the History folder.

ActiveWorkbook.FollowHyperlink Address:=""

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