How to add hyperlinks in Classic ASP

EasyXLS Excel library can be used to export Excel files in Classic ASP. The library is a COM+ component that works without MS Excel installed.

Step 1: Download and install EasyXLS Excel Library for COM+

To download the trial version of EasyXLS Excel Library, press the below button:

Download EasyXLS™ Excel Library for Classic ASP

If you already own a license key, you may login and download EasyXLS from your account.

Step 2: Verify if EasyXLS is registered

Check if EasyXLS component is present in Component Services.

Step 3: License file setup

Step required for EasyXLS v9.0 or later.

If you are using a trial, generate a trial license file from EasyXLS trials page. The trial license is valid for 30-days.

If you own a license key, you may login to the account that purchased the license and generate the license file from:

Setup the license file into your project using these guidelines.

Step 4: Run ASP code that adds hyperlinks to Excel

Execute the following ASP code that exports an Excel file with hyperlinks on a cell or cell ranges.

<%@ Language=VBScript %>

<!-- #INCLUDE FILE="HyperlinkType.inc" -->

' Tutorial 15
' This tutorial shows how to create an Excel file with hyperlinks in Classic ASP.
' EasyXLS supports the following hyperlink types:
'		1 - hyperlink to URL 
'		2 - hyperlink to file 
'		3 - hyperlink to UNC
'		4 - hyperlink to cell in the same Excel file
'		5 - hyperlink to name
' The link can be placed on a range of cells.
' Every type of hyperlink accepts a tool tip description.
' Every type of hyperlink accepts a text mark. A text mark is a link inside the file.

response.write("Tutorial 15<br>")

' Create an instance of the class that exports Excel files
Set workbook = Server.CreateObject("EasyXLS.ExcelDocument")

' Create two sheets
workbook.easy_addWorksheet_2("First tab")
workbook.easy_addWorksheet_2("Second tab")

Set xlsTab1 = workbook.easy_getSheetAt(0)
Set xlsTab2 = workbook.easy_getSheetAt(1)

' Create hyperlink to URL
xlsTab1.easy_addHyperlink_3 HYPERLINKTYPE_URL, "https://www.easyxls.com", "Link to URL", "B2:E2"

' Create hyperlink to file
xlsTab1.easy_addHyperlink_3 HYPERLINKTYPE_FILE, "c:\myfile.xls", "Link to file", "B3"

' Create hyperlink to UNC
xlsTab1.easy_addHyperlink_3 HYPERLINKTYPE_UNC, "\\computerName\Folder\file.txt", "Link to UNC", "B4:D4"

' Create hyperlink to cell on second sheet
xlsTab1.easy_addHyperlink_3 HYPERLINKTYPE_CELL, "'Second tab'!D3", "Link to CELL", "B5"

' Create a name on the second sheet
xlsTab2.easy_addName_2 "Name", "=Second tab!$A$1:$A$4"

' Create hyperlink to name
xlsTab1.easy_addHyperlink_3 HYPERLINKTYPE_CELL, "Name", "Link to a name", "B6"

' Export Excel file
response.write("Writing file: C:\Samples\Tutorial15 - hyperlinks in Excel.xlsx<br>")
workbook.easy_WriteXLSXFile("C:\Samples\Tutorial15 - hyperlinks in Excel.xlsx")

' Confirm export of Excel file
if workbook.easy_getError() = "" then
    response.write("File successfully created.")
    response.write("Error encountered: " + workbook.easy_getError())
end if

' Dispose memory

Overloaded methods
For methods with same name but different parameters, only the first method overload retains the original name. Subsequent overloads are uniquely renamed by appending to the method name '_2', '_3', etc (method, method_2, method_3), an integer that corresponds to the order of declaration that can be found in EasyXLS.h, a file that comes with EasyXLS installation.

EasyXLS Excel components:

Excel Library for Classic ASP
full COM+ version to import, export or convert Excel files
Excel Writer for Classic ASP
COM+ version to create and export Excel files
Download EasyXLS™ Excel Component for Classic ASP

File formats:

Office 365
MS Excel 2021 - 2024
MS Excel 2007 - 2019
MS Excel 97 - 2003