Open Hyperlinks in Formula Fields Correctly

As mentioned in the Spring ’19 release notes, this critical update addresses an issue when opening hyperlinks in formula fields. If you have formula fields that contain a HYPERLINK function, Lightning Experience ignores the target value when attempting to open the link. This critical update ensures that the target value for hyperlinks is honored, whether it’s explicitly configured or set by default. This critical update is enabled in Summer ’19 on May 17, 2019.
Where: This change applies to Lightning Experience and the Salesforce app in all editions.


If your org displays an auto-activation date of January 10, 2019, ignore it. This date was the original activation date for the critical update before it was postponed. When your org updates to the Spring ’19 release, the displayed auto-activation date will be correct.

How: From Setup, enter Critical Updates in the Quick Find box. Then select Critical Updates. For Lightning Experience Honors Target Values for Hyperlinks in Formula Fields, click Acknowledge.