Windows 10: Validating links in Excel

Discus and support Validating links in Excel in Microsoft Office and 365 to solve the problem; Not sure if anyone here can assist but here goes :) I haven't found a working solution online for this yet so i'm picking brains. What i've done is... Discussion in 'Microsoft Office and 365' started by kormath, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. kormath Win User

    Validating links in Excel

    Not sure if anyone here can assist but here goes Validating links in Excel :) I haven't found a working solution online for this yet so i'm picking brains.

    What i've done is created an excel file with all of the internal apps that my company uses. We're in the process of changing them over from http to https. I've created the URL rewrite for each app.

    Now i just need to test the URL. Since they're all listed in Excel, i was hoping for a way to do this easier than clicking the 200+ links and making them open in the default web browser. I found a way to create a function in excel to do this for http links but it doesn't work for https.

    Ideas? or am i stuck clicking each link to test *Sad

    kormath, Oct 21, 2019

  2. does WP7 excel support or is there future plans to support data validation lists

    HI all

    just a quick question i was wondering, as the title suggests, if WP7 excel will support data validation lists as i know that the excel in WP6.5 did not. If the new excel does not support data validation lists is it possible to request that this feature be
    included in future updates as i find them quite handy.

    look forward to a reply

    all the best
    killerfodder, Oct 21, 2019
  3. does WP7 excel support or is there future plans to support data validation lists

    Hello Killerfodder,

    Unfortunately, mobile excel does not support data validation lists at this time. Also there is no official information on upcoming feature implementations.


    Sergio P.
    Sergio P ., Oct 21, 2019
  4. ddelo Win User

    Validating links in Excel

    Export All Administrative Events to Excel

    To analyze events, from the Windows Event Viewer, there is a simple way to export all Administrative Events to Excel, with PowerShell.

    Exporting all Administrative Events to Excel is a simple two Step process, as described here:

    Step 1 - Create the Administrative Events View .xml file
    1. Open Eventviewer (%windir%\system32\eventvwr.msc)
    2. Navigate to: Event Viewer (Local) > Custom Views > Administrative Events
    3. In the “Actions” pane select “Filter Current Custom View”.
    4. Select the the XML tab.
    5. Press Ctrl+A to select all the XML code of the Custom View.
    6. Open a notepad, paste the selected code and save the file to your Desktop as AdmEvtView.xml

    Step 2 - Create the csv file with the events
    1. Download the file, which contains the script ExportEvtCSV.ps1 and unzip it, on your Desktop.
      It's not a fancy script, just basic PowerShell commands to create a csv file on the Desktop.
    2. In Windows Search, type “ISE” (without the quotes) to open “Windows PowerShell ISE” and Run as administrator
    3. To allow running the script, change the ExecutionPolicy, for this session. To do that, in the Console pane type:
      Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope Process -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -force
    4. In the Windows PowerShell ISE, open and run the script: ExportEvtCSV.ps1
      The script will create a csv file with a name YYYYMMDD.HHMM.csv on the Desktop
    5. When done, open the newly created .csv file, format the columns as needed and optionally save it as .xlsx, if you wish.
    That’s it! You now have all the Administrative Events in Excel for filtering and further analysis. Validating links in Excel :)

    Now to the more technical hard stuff... *Confused

    There is a reason for running the script from within PowerShell ISE!

    It would be great if everything was also working perfectly, when running the script from an elevated PowerShell too.

    We can run it from an elevated PowerShell, which means that you just follow the Step 1, as above but for the Step 2 instead of the ISE you run the script from an elevated PowerShell.

    The problem is that it will work only for anybody who has en-US format for the dates. Everyone else, who has another format (i.e. en-GB, fr-FR, el-GR etc.), the dates are not translated properly by Excel (although the script uses the –UseCulture switch) and remain as text in the en-US format.

    I'm not sure if this a bug of the "export-csv" cmdlet, but although it runs the way it supposed to from within the ISE, from PowerShell there is a problem with the dates format.
    As I haven’t found a way to overcome this obstacle, any suggestion from the PowerShell gurus of the forum (like my good friend Shawn @Brink, for instance), is welcome.
    ddelo, Oct 21, 2019

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