# Remove link on formula of type text

I have an object on a child relationship that has a formula that shows the name of the parent record, but Salesforce automatically tries to convert it to a link.

The record name is like XXXX.XX.XXXX, and Salesforce shows me a link on the related list pointing to XXX.XX domain. I want to avoid this hyperlinking, how can I do this?

The formula used on the field is like the following:

ParentObject__r.GrandFather__r.Name


And it outputs a string that has a dot on the name, that is interpreted like a link.

This is what it looks like on the record's related list:

This is the URL that they point to:

• Can you give an example of the formula you have now? Formulas should show text output if you selected text as the formula type unless you put HYPERLINK() around it. – Dan Wooding Jun 9 '17 at 18:04
• Added the example. – Renato Oliveira Jun 9 '17 at 18:27
• I'm stuck, I can't reproduce what you're doing, I created a formula on Account because I have a 3 tiered account hierarchy so it's easy to pull in the same sort of formula with two lookups. The result was text each time with no hyperlink. I even tried putting dots in the name.. same result. I tried chrome firefox and IE. same result text only. Have you tried with different records name to see if you get the same results? – Dan Wooding Jun 9 '17 at 18:59
• The formula output is like this: XX.XX.00.0000. Have you tried with two dots, instead of one? – Renato Oliveira Jun 9 '17 at 19:06
• Can you try logging in using a different browser and then share the results? – night crawler Jun 9 '17 at 21:00