# Extract Link Address From (insert)hyperlink Or Hyperlink Formula

This method that will return the hyperlink text whether it has been created by a formula, or by the Insert/Hyperlink method.

If the former, we merely have to parse the formula; if the latter, we need to iterate through the hyperlinks collection on the worksheet.

The formula will return nothing if there is no hyperlink in cell_ref; change to suit.

```
' ## Get the formula url from hyperlink/formula or the insert/hyperlink method
'
Function LinkLocation(rng As Range)
' vars
Dim sFormula As String, sAddress As String
Dim L As Long
Dim sHyperlink As Hyperlink, rngHyperlink As Hyperlinks
' cell formula
sFormula = rng.Formula
' gets starting position of the file path, also acts as a test if
' there is a formula
L = InStr(1, sFormula, "HYPERLINK(""", vbBinaryCompare)
' tests for hyperlink formula and returns the address, if a link
' then returns the link location.
If L > 0 Then
sAddress = Mid(sFormula, L + 11)
sAddress = Left(sAddress, InStr(sAddress, """") - 1)
Else
Set rngHyperlink = rng.Worksheet.Hyperlinks
For Each sHyperlink In rngHyperlink
If sHyperlink.Range = rng Then
sAddress = sHyperlink.Address
End If
Next sHyperlink
End If
' boom, got the hyperlink address
LinkLocation = sAddress
End Function
```