I take a url that works fine entering it manually in a browser, and make a hyperlink from it on an Excel sheet. Then I click on that hyperlink in Excel. It goes to the browser but goes to an error url.

Here's the hyperlink:


I've also tried simplifying it to this:


Both of those work fine if I enter them manually in the browser. But when I put them in Excel as hyperlinks, and click on them, it turns into this url in the browser:


What can I do to make it work?

  • most likely the a new user session that is not signed in may be redirected by the site – datatoo Jan 10 '18 at 1:54
  • @datatoo, I see now that the web page authenticates me automatically when I manually browse to it. Is it possible to do that from Excel? – Greg Lovern Jan 10 '18 at 3:01
  • Your browser session uses a different instance and likely excel is using a completely different one. Sorry I don’t know but that is likely the area to research – datatoo Jan 10 '18 at 6:30

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