Save Datatable Link "Markdown"

Hello everyone,

I would like to describe my problem with words. I have a dash datatable in which Im have links embedded as “markdowns”.
The links open fine if I click on them. My problem is that when I click on the links the callback function is executed but the dcc.Store Output components will not be updated because I land on another site when I click on the links. Does anyone know a workaround to this problem?

Thank you,

HI @cosco with the information you provide it will be almost impossible to help you. Why do you expect the dcc.Store() to be updated? What should be the content? What are the Input() for your callback?

I use the datatable as a lookup for variable Stocktags I receive via an API. I collect the “active-cell” property of the datatable and compare it with the dataframe I received a callback earlier for the same index. I then extract the Stocktag the user has selected via mouseclick and pass it to a function that makes another apicall to receive more data. The Api Call is working as I can print the results during the callback. If I just click in the cell that contains the stocktag and not on the stocktaglink itself and navigate by hand to the next page the results appear as I wanted. It just doesnt work when I click on the link as the requested Data is not stored.

I now thought of making the tablefield appear as it was a link and pass the link manually via an callback (by clicking on the selected cell). Unluckily then the mousecursor disappears and there is this textmousehover.

I really hope you could understand me. If not i can provide an example :slight_smile:
Best Regards

please :grimacing:

import dash
from dash import html
from dash import dash_table
import pandas as pd

from dash.exceptions import PreventUpdate
from dash import html, dcc, Input, Output, callback, Dash, State
import dash_bootstrap_components as dbc

df = pd.DataFrame({
    'Date': ['2018-08-30 22:52:25', '2021-09-29 13:33:49'],
    'Ticket ID': [1444008, 1724734],
    'Work Order': ['119846184', '122445397'],
    'Link(s)': ['[Google](', '[Twitter]('],

app = dash.Dash()

app.layout = html.Div(children=[

        columns=[{'id': x, 'name': x, 'presentation': 'markdown'} for x in df.columns],



    Input("SearchTable", "active_cell"), prevent_initial_call=True)

def GetSelectedStock(active_cell):
    if active_cell == []:
         raise PreventUpdate
    if active_cell and 'Link(s)' in active_cell.values():

         return (str(active_cell))

    Input("SelectedCell", "modified_timestamp"), 
    State("SelectedCell", "data"),     

def printSelectedCell(ts, active_cell):
    if ts is None or active_cell is None:
        raise PreventUpdate
    print (active_cell)
    return active_cell

if __name__ == '__main__':
    app.run_server(port=8051, debug=True)

It was working. But I dont know how. I have to further check it. :frowning:

Can you please explain to me why it is just working if I change the cells and why it is not working if I use a random string instead of the active cell as an parameter for the Thank you!

So I figured out that the problem must lie with the link I open. If I open the Link to another site of my dash app in a new tab then the changes are not used there. But if I navigate around in the tab I clicked on the link then the changes are seeable and stored.

This means, that I can open links from my table but if I open links to other sites of my app then the callback is not executed in the site that opens

EDIT: I found some code from Eduardo which looks like it achieves my desired result. Will try it and thank you for your time.
Here is the link (Example 1):

Best Regards