Hyperlink in Data Merge
Please, please, please add the hyperlink data field when using Data Merge. Why can we generate a QR code, but not add a simple URL to a box or a text or whatever you want, visibile in an interactive PDF? Please add this function, doing press releases is transforming me into a monkey!
Snap 'n' Shoot commented
this is critical now especially when creating interactive documents where a url is required for each data block. Importing 100’s of entries in seconds is fine but it is then pointless when you have to manually add each url to 100’s of links….
Christine Deer commented
Now everything is Online, I can have the artist add the images to Shopify and I can use those images uploaded in Shopify to the Catalog being built for the wholesalers.
Again Adobe. Watch closely: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAuQ3KsTJck
This is MyDataMerge, an external application for managing data merge in InDesign made by 3 guys. They added so many features to the datamerge including hyperlinks in a few years. Why can't you?
Hannah Taylor commented
Hi all! I was having the same issue and just found a solution :)
Include your hyperlinks in your InDesign document text as you would for interactive PDF. When running your merge, instead of choosing "Export to PDF," which only gives you print PDF options, thus losing the hyperlink, choose "Create Merged Document." This will merge everything into a new InDesign doc, creating all of your variable pages, with the links intact. At that point, you may export as interactive PDF. Woot!!
Jeremy Thompson commented
2000+ datamerged documents that have to be manually updated to activate the url inserted via data merge. Is this the way to produce professional output Adobe?
Eray Utku Özek commented
The year will be 2022 and you still haven't come up with a solution how we will add a hyperlink to an object or text using data merge :(
Dale N commented
Adding my voice to this being a useful intergration! Generating a product listing PDF that I want to include URL to that product online.
This would be a great addition! Hopefully it can be added soon!!! Looking forward to it.
A year later and still looking for a way to do this. Please Adobe, this would save me hours of work!
Yes, please add this! It's strange that Indesign can't do this. I have found a request in 2010 asking the same question. And now you have added QR codes, but not simple hyperlinks? Who decides something like this?
Same here this feature is very much needed!! Please add it thaaaaaaanks.
Yes! In Data Merge would like to be able to assign data from one field to be the hyperlink for a block of text from another field.
did anyone achieved adding data merge field in InDesign hyperlink, please let me know I really need it!
YES! PLEASE! I can't understand why this isn't already a thing! Especially with more and more emphasis on digitally interactive media
Avalon Cakes commented
Agreeeeee! I'm over here searching for plugins when this should be a pretty straight forward task.