LibreOffice Calc - Generating hyperlinks in cells

I currently have a spreadsheet that I keep gps decimal coordinates in. I wish to be able to enter a set of coordinates (i.e. 39.768417, -86.158029) and have LibreOffice automatically generate a google maps link based on those coordinates. For example, clicking 39.768417, -86.158029 would take you to,-86.158029

Is it possible to accomplish this task? I have searched and cannot find anything relative to what I am trying to do.

You should use the HYPERLINK function.
See attached example. If you don’t change the settings you will have to Ctrl+Click to activate the link. It is generated for the cell, not assigned to the contained text.

First of all , the functions in LibreOffice that should have helped you don’t work properly .

If any developer read this question , well , just try to solve it with “HYPERLINK” or
with “CONCATENATE” and you will come upon many faults in these functions .

To solve your problem , my solution is simpler than @Lupp solution .

let’s assume you write 39.768417 in cell B2 , and you write -86.158029 in cell C2 ,

now you type in cell D2 this equation (type it as plain text) :

=HYPERLINK(“"&B2&","&C2,"watch on google maps”)

That’s it .

Of course you can copy-paste (or drag-paste) cell D2 to the lower rows .

"First of all , the functions in LibreOffice that should have helped you don’t work properly "
Would you mind to explain? There is doubtable behaviour of the HYPERLINK function (See bug tdf#90433 e.g.), but what are your experiemces? What is wrong specifically with CONCATENATE?

Hello @Lupp .

I fiddled with the answer a few hours ago , and just now published ,
so , i’m not sure i can remember every fault :frowning:

  1. There is the general fault that you can not right-click the Equation-line to copy
    or to paste text .

  2. You can not insert simple addition like : D3+1 , instead , you need to write : SUM(D3,1) .

  3. If you type simple text , you must add the quotation marks yourself ,
    instead of them being added automatically .

No more space .

I’ll continue here .

  1. There is no agreed syntax . For example , you can “glue” the arguments with Comas (,) ,

but , you can use Ampersands (&) to do that .

And you can use both , even in the same line itself !

  1. If you type some not-necessary spaces into the equation , they stay there !

and LibreOffice does not correct it .

There are some more faults , but , to find them ,

i will have to go again through the trial & error i had to go a few hours ago .

  1. is not correct. 3) not a fault IMO 4) There is a parameter delimiter. Generally the semicolon is accepted, in many locales the comma is preferred. The ampersand is not a parameter delimiter but an operator. Placed between two strings as operands & will concatenate them. Thus the function call CONCATENATE("Start";A1&"End") has two parameters, the second one of which is an expression itself.
  2. Additional spaces are used with any programming, sometimes for clarity/overview.