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One very useful function of ArcGIS is the creation of hyperlinks. You can set up hyperlinks for any of your features, allowing the viewer to click on a specific. Dynamic hyperlinks take more time to set up, though have the advantage of being transferable between ArcGIS projects and they allow for greater organisation. Yesterday, I set up a kml with hyperlinks to local pdf’s via a relative link. I can’t show what I was working on but I’ve recreated it with some public data. In arcmap .

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You can’t edit existing dynamic hyperlinks. PDF document to page 5, the command line might look like the following:.

This setting has no effect if you specify that the target values are to be sent to a macro. You can override this default so that no slash is automatically added. Post as a guest Name. You may actually have to replace all the links arcmqp so they are using the network locations.

How To: Add hyperlinks to files that could be located in several subfolders

Sign up using Email and Password. For the example below, you would type directions. Here, you can add and remove dynamic hyperlinks for this feature.

Sign up using Email and Password. Sometimes, you may want to give a map that contains hyperlinks to someone who does not have access to your network resources. I’ve tested it with the GIS root folder located on two different arxmap letters, and the default browser opens the html file that corresponds to the same drive letter where the MXD project is located. This was done to better organize the data, but can cause confusion when creating hyperlinks in ArcMap.


Right-click the layer and click Properties.

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Jill December 1, This is an example of one of my hyperlinks: Hyperlinks have to be defined before you use the Hyperlink tool, and they can be one of three types:. Instead, it uses a special delimiter, a?

Do you want to Unsubscribe? To use environment variables within ArcGIS, you will need to qualify the variable with a dollar sign, not percentage signs.

The following workflow is one method to recursively iterate through a directory to find and display documents that are associated with a feature, all through a Python script. You can create a dispatch object within your script code to call functions from a custom library.

Just as you can save the map with relative hyperllnks to the data, you can also specify hyperlinks that refer to a location relative to the map.

Is This Content Helpful? This article explains hyperlinks in detail, and all the options you have for managing them. The string in the hyperlink field needs to be formatted similar to: The hyperlink to the same document and page in ArcGIS would look like this:.

Please try again in a few minutes. An example of a hyperlink script that creates a dispatch object. You can use ArcMap settings to set the color for displaying hyperlink features using the following steps:. I was not able to edit the hyperlinks once they were created. Translation Feedback How can we make this translation better? This topic describes how to set and use hyperlink properties for a map layer.

Using Hyperlinks

The hyperlinked file is a. For example, if the hyperlink base is set to D: My goal is to have a kml of the boundaries of these quads, each with a popup containing hyper,inks hyperlink that will open the correct hyperliinks. Field-based hyperlinks support system- and current user-level Windows environment variables when used with the Identify tool.

Using this property makes it easier to manage hyperlinks because if the location of the targets change, you can simply edit this one setting instead of having to edit each value of the field providing the hyperlink targets. However, since you are using dynamic hyperlinks, these are all stored in the layer. I’ve already tried using the “.


Thanks for your help. But, by overriding ardmap default, you can specify most of the URL as the base— http: The worker used his local drive and I trying to setup the link through our network so other workers can view the link pdfs.

Reconnecting hyperlink in Dynamic Hyperlink mxd in ArcMap? The hyperlink target you specify is aecmap with the identified feature. You can dynamically add a hyperlink to a feature using the Identify tool. So, if you override the default, you can still add a slash manually to the hyperlink base. There is one Hyperlink Base property for the map document. How can we improve? Many clients are asking for more spatial arcma; in GE right now.

Environment variables must be set on the computer prior to utilizing them for hyperlinks. You can create a library of hyperlinks and use a script to access it for each feature. Email Required, but never shown. Now hyprelinks the layer to kml tool in arcmap to export the layer with hyperlinks to a kmz.

One challenge with organizing documents in this way is that it can create confusion when trying to hyperlink features to documents that could be in any of the subfolders of a parent directory. Please rate your online support experience with Esri’s Support website.