Liberty Create - Support tel: links in variables


We’ve been using variables as a way to store links and display them to users at relevant points in a page.

This is working really well with web pages and mailto: links. We’ve come across a few scenarios where it would be useful to share phone numbers in the same way - it would be great if the Link base format would support this. (We’ve also tried the “Mobile number” base format, but this doesn’t produce a clickable link)



Hi Joshua,

Using the link base format is the right thing to do.

I have created a small task to change our validation to allow that here (and wherever we validate link values). We will apply to 2020.1 and will let you know when this has been released.

If you were creating these for record field values, you could work around this limitation by using a composite with an output base format of ‘link’ and manually adding the ‘tel:’ prefix in front of the mobile number.


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Thanks, Paul, much appreciated! :slight_smile:

Hi Joshua,

Changed in 2020.1.943.

You should now be able to create a ‘link’ Variable beginning ‘tel:’.