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Suggestion: Custom Field "Link" Field Type

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When adding custom fields, can you please add a field type of "Link" so that it is automatically formatted as a link when displayed? For instance, I want to add a "Discussion Topic" field, since I do not want to use the auto-generated topic function as 95% of the time a discussion topic will already exist when someone is uploading a file on my site. I can add a "Discussion Topic" text field, but it is not turned into a link. I see Invision even has a similar "Discussion URL" field, so it'd be useful here as well. :)

http://community.invisionpower.com/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=2163

Thanks!

..Al

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Bumpy

I would also like this.

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Thirdeded!

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Posted

Yes I need this also.

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This would be a very useful feature.

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If I understand what you're asking, this is already possible using the "Field Formatting" option in the preferences when creating/editing a custom field. If, whatever you place in this custom field should be hyperlinked (i.e. you add http://www,invisionpower.com) and you want people to be able to click that link, then just add the following to "Field Formatting" and whatever web address is placed in the custom field will become hyperlinked - using your example, it would be something like:



Hope that helps :smile:
Marko

**edit**
Just realised this was quite an old topic, so some may already know this!

<a href="{value}" TARGET="_blank">Discussion Topic</a>

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What if I wanted the members to put their own url in there? Like for a RP site, having a link to their application or plot page?

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That's how the custom fields work already, if there's a custom field in a category then people submitting files to that category put in what they need in that field, and then you can have it formatted like how marko described.

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I may have done this wrong, then, because by using the example above the hyperlink is trying to go to http://www.nextincantation.com/%7Bvalue%7D  instead of the actual url. Is there a step I'm missing?

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