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Xcelsius Dashboard - How to insert an email link?

Former Member
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Hi,

Is there any way to insert an email link into a Dashbaord? The URL component seems to require an http address.

I would like my users to be able to click on the link nad have an email open in Outlook. Is this possible?

Cheers, matt

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Former Member
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I use a text component with html enabled linked to a cell with:

<a href="mailto:emailAddress" target="_self">email</a>

Where # = mailto:emailAddress

This works well and prevents the IE browser from poping up.

Edited by: greg.wayne on Jul 12, 2011 5:33 PM

Edited by: greg.wayne on Jul 12, 2011 5:34 PM

Former Member
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Thanks, this is working now.

Cheers

Former Member
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Sorry, edited out my own message as I have just found my old posts on the subject. Please delete or I will edit again when I have worked through my example.

Message was edited by: Chris Cuny

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Answers (2)

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How do you create a text component with html enabled?  This looks like a great idea.  I don't understand the process and could use some help.  Thanks.

Former Member
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Hi,

It is possible, use "Mailto" option in Excel sheet . Ex: mailto:email address?

Regards,

SenthilK

Former Member
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Hi Senthil,

I have tried entering mailto:emailaddress in an cell and then linking the URL component to that cell. However when exporting and using it will either 1) generate a Internet Explorer browser and then in addition generate an email; or 2) an error message will display.

Are there any special formatting in excel or Xcelsius I need to do?

Many thanks for your help

matt