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Scenario- When user registers through website(built with Django), his/her name, email address and activation link are temporarily stored in a custom object. The activation link is populated by Django and we are storing the same in a URL type field (Activation_Field__c) in Salesforce. An activation email should be sent to the user along with the activation link. I created a custom email template with HTML body. Issue: I tried with href="{!Custom_Object_Name__c.Activation_Field__c}" in button tag still the button is not clickable![enter image description here]1

How can I insert the merge field to be clickable link for button tag in email template?

P.S. I'm using Custom Email Template (without letterhead). So I don't have option of "insert link".

Edit- I want the functionality of anchor tag with look and feel of button tag. How do I achieve this?

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    Can you share the line of code that you have written. Something like this, i.e. link within <a> tag works for me: <a href="{!Custom_Object_Name__c.Activation_Field__c}"><img alt="Click Here to Confirm" src="yourImageLink" /></a> – Hemant Jain Oct 11 '17 at 5:52
  • @HemantJain here is the code straight from email template- <td align="center"><button type="button" href="{!Custom_Object_Name__c.Activation_Field__c}" style="padding: 13px 30px;background: #6f1cfa;color: #ffffff !important;border: none;font-size: 13px;border-radius: 2px;margin: 0 0 24px 0;letter-spacing: .06em;cursor: pointer;">CLICK TO CONFIRM</button></td> – SFDC Developer Oct 11 '17 at 6:12
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    Did you try using the anchor tag instead of button? – Hemant Jain Oct 11 '17 at 6:25
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    Please edit your post with any clarifications. That is not what comments are for, and code posted therein is not really readable. – Adrian Larson Oct 11 '17 at 6:28
  • @HemantJain Yes, I tried with <a> anchor tag and it works as intended. But i want the look and feel of a button. – SFDC Developer Oct 11 '17 at 6:30
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Firstly, thanks all for the inputs.

I implemented the HTML anchor tag and styled it with some CSS to look like a button. Though, the underline of anchor link still appears!

I'm still welcome for suggestions to implement the merge field as clickable button in button tag to be used in email template :)

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  • You can remove the underline in anchor link by <a href= 'given any reference link' style='text-decoration:none';/>.Removes your underline. – Deepak Agarwal Apr 24 '19 at 5:00

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