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    trying to find a way to automate the Shipment Tracking number column

    I have an excel sheet that is a record of all orders my company ships to a customer, which I email to them at the end of the week. This is an ongoing sheet that's updated every day which includes all pertinent info of their orders, and in one column I list the shipment carrier ("UPS, FedEx, etc) and in the column next to it, I enter the tracking number. I'm trying to find a way to automate the tracking number column. (I'd like to avoid VBA if at all possible)

    When I type in a tracking number into a cell, I would like that cell to change based on the value I am inputting.

    So for example if I type this tracking number "ABC123" in cell A1, I would like that same cell to turn into this: =HYPERLINK("http://wwwapps.ups.com/etracking/tracking.cgi?TypeOfInquiryNumber=T&InquiryNumber1=ABC123")

    The trick is I use 3 different shippers, so this link won't always point to UPS. So I'm wondering if I can use conditional formatting some how so whenever I type "ABC***" It will change to a link as shown above, but then if I type something like "XYZ***" it can point to a different link, like DHL for example: =HYPERLINK("https://dhli.dhl.com/dhli-client/publicTracking?searchType=HBN&searchValue=XYZ***")
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    Re: Shipment Tracking Automation (conditional formatting maybe)

    Does the link have to be returned in the same cell that you enter the tracking number in or can it be returned in the cellnext to it?

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    Re: Shipment Tracking Automation (conditional formatting maybe)

    hello truefangz, can you upload a sample book
    with 4-5 websites name that will be used in your hyperlink
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    Re: Shipment Tracking Automation (conditional formatting maybe)

    The key lies with VLOOKUP. Create a table with the prefixes you want and associate URLs like on Sheet 2.
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    Re: Shipment Tracking Automation (conditional formatting maybe)

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    Re: Shipment Tracking Automation (conditional formatting maybe)

    Hi All,

    Thanks for your replies!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Teblol View Post
    Does the link have to be returned in the same cell that you enter the tracking number in or can it be returned in the cellnext to it?
    Ideally. I currently have a way of doing it to the cells next to the tracking, but want to eliminate the need for the extra columns.

    Quote Originally Posted by hemesh View Post
    hello truefangz, can you upload a sample book
    with 4-5 websites name that will be used in your hyperlink
    Something similar to what dflak uploaded would work. See below

    Quote Originally Posted by dflak View Post
    The key lies with VLOOKUP. Create a table with the prefixes you want and associate URLs like on Sheet 2.
    This seems like a great option, only exception is, currently if I type the tracking number "ABC123" in cell C3, it then puts the link in D3. How I would like this to perform is I would type the tracking number "ABC123" in cell B3, and it would automatically change B3 to what D3 currently does.

    So is there a way that when I type "ABC***" it could automatically change the cell data do do the lookup function? Though I'd like to avoid using VBA, if that's the only solution, please let me know how I would accomplish this, and I may be able to use that as a last resort. Problem is that some of my customers have high security, and won't accept any macro contained workbooks.

    Thanks again for everyone's responses and the help!!

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    Re: Shipment Tracking Automation

    TrueFangz, please comply with the request made by Proton Leigh
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDibbins View Post
    TrueFangz, please comply with the request made by Proton Leigh
    I thought I did. What's wrong with it now?

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    Re: trying to find a way to automate the Shipment Tracking number column

    I have changed it to something that better explains what you want

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