URL shortening in glide

I came across this thread and saw that it was suggested in relation to google sheets. Does this work the same way in glide tables?

This formula is not a true “shortener” because it does not shorten URLs as URL shortening services (such as short.io, bit.ly, or tinyurl.com) do. Instead, this formula merely trims the URL based on the position of the text “.com/” within the string.

If you want to achieve this, you can use the extract matching text column with the following regex: ^(.*?.com)

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Ok. Can this trimmed link be shared just like a shortened link from bit.ly etc.?

does this trigger updates?

That is indeed not a true “shortener” in the sense you expected. It can be easily replicated with a Get Part of URL column 3 years later.

Short.io triggers 1 update for each run, and you pay that on top of whatever you paid for Short.io, plus the domain, already.



ok. Good to know!

There is a workaround that you might freely use instead of URL shortening services by using the following HTML:

Hello, visit my website at www.mySite.com

Hello, visit my website at <a href="https://www.example.com/full-path" style="color: blue; font-weight:bold;text-decoration: none !important;">www.mySite.com</a>
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Thanks! I’ll try it :smiling_face: :+1:

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