Convert a URL Dataset to Individual HTML Hyperlinks

  • 29 May 2020
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I am currently using a Apify to generate a dataset consisting of 3 URL’s in the format of “url-string1, url-string2, url-string3”.


I am trying to feed these three URL’s into an email as hyperlinks such as:

 <a href=”url-string1”>Link1</a>

 <a href=”url-string2”>Link2</a>

 <a href=”url-string3”>Link3</a>


I split the 3 hyperlinks into line items with the comma as the separator using Formatter by Zapier » Text » Split Text and it produces 3 line items.


From there, I have attempted to try to convert the line items to markdown and then replace some of the html with what I need but it is losing ampersands and some other characters in the markdown conversion so the URL’s break.


Any ideas on how I could make a clean conversion of the 3 URL’s into hyperlinks?


Thanks in advance!

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Hi @evansmanage!

I’m not 100% sure, but I suspect that you’re probably receiving line items from Apify, rather than a list of comma-separated URLs. If that’s the case you’ll first want to map that field into a Formatter — Utilities — Line-Item to Text step:


From that step, you’ll see separate outputs for each of those items:

You can then map those into their own hyperlinks:

Can you check your Zap to see if that works out for you? Please let me know if anything is unclear or if you need help with anything else!