Excel VBA Hyperlink - Quirks

Nitricpyro

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I have two lines of code that create hyperlinks from within my macro. However, I'm curious why there is such a huge difference in the output... can anyone help me understand what is going on to make these two different?

METHOD 1
USE: ActiveCell.Formula = "=HYPERLINK(""" & fullPath & """,""" & friendlyName & """)"
OUTPUT: In cell "=HYPERLINK("\\afakepathname\etc\","VIEW GRAPH")" and displays "VIEW GRAPH"
HYPERLINK: Works and takes me to \\afakepathname\etc\

METHOD 2
USE: ActiveSheet.Hyperlinks.Add Anchor:=Selection, Address:="" & CStr(fullPath), TextToDisplay:="VIEW GRAPH"
OUTPUT: In cell "VIEW GRAPH" only, does not show the formula etc.
HYPERLINK: Does not work and shows something like "..\..\..\..\..\..\..\Other Directory Info\afakepathname\etc\"

Why do the outputs change so much? Even forcing the address to a string it still adjusts it.
 

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