Dashboard Link to URL not working if complete URL in field


I don’t know if this is a bug or a missing feature, so I’ll ask here first. I have a table (a view to be excact) which has a column URL which contains a complete URL (starting with https://) which represents the record. No I want to use it as URL-link in a table on the dashboard. So I change the click-behaviour for a column and add a URL link to it. Now I expect that the correct value in the dialog “Enter a URL to link to” ist just


But this doesn’t work, the value seams to be interpreted as part of a link on the metabase webserver. It works, if I compile the URL using the link and another field, but as I would like to use this on more than one occasion, and the URL is likely to change in the future, I would like to have a single point of configuration (in the view), and not several all over my dashboards.

Additionally: It would be nice if it was possible to use fields not shown in the table as variables to build the URL. There is no need to show neither the complete URL nor the IDs to build them as a column.

It would be even greater if it would be possible to build the URL in the metadata of the model. If I activate it for a column, it would be a Link everywhere it is displayed. I found the possibility to enter a link text under formatting, but found no documentation how to use it. Is that what I’m looking for?


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Hi @ctp
There’s an issue for that now:
https://github.com/metabase/metabase/issues/14846 - upvote by clicking :+1: on the first post

Related topic: Clicking on a scatterplot redirects to full URL

great, thanx