Dialing a phone number via a button or link in Coda


A user recently asked how to create a link to dial a phone number in Coda - much like we do automatically for web hyperlinks. It’s a great question, and I thought I’d share an answer here:

There are two ways to do this today - one is using the Hyperlink() formula. The other is using a button.

See the following example:

The button form has the advantage of being readily available on mobile, directly from the list view:

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Both examples work using the tel: prefix - a web standard for telephone links. See https://css-tricks.com/the-current-state-of-telephone-links for more on this.