I have been frequently using concatenate to combine cells and strings to render URLs in cells. The purpose of these URLs is to open specific pages to review the information on those pages.

I am looking to create a comma separated (or other) list in one cell where I can open all of the links in separate tabs (especially if it can be in a new window).

Is there a way of using something like target="_blank to make Sheets open those links? Would it only be possible using the script editor somehow?

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Impossible. The content of a cell is rendered as a hyperlink under certain conditions (when it's detected as a hyperlink or pasted in as rich text with a hyperlink, or contains the hyperlink formula). In any of these cases, the entire cell's content will be one link. It will not contain multiple links.


Google sheets now supports multiple hyperlinks in one cell. Select text fragment and press ctrl+K or use hyperlink icon after selecting text.

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    Is there a way to add the distinct hyperlinks via formulas?
    – Vincent
    Commented May 14, 2020 at 17:12

While cells formatting allow to apply some styling to text parts of the cell content, currently it's not possible to have more than one hyperlink.

A workaround is to use a script, more specifically to use the HTML Service from Google Apps Script to generate HTML from the cell content in a dialog or sidebar.


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