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IoaPan
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Line breaks in approval's 'comments' field

Hi everyone,

 

at the end of an approval workflow I want to email all approver comments to the workflow initiator, which are all stored in a String variable.

 

I send the email using a 'send email notification v3', but there are no line breaks in the approver comments (although I can see in the SharePoint list that there are line breaks).

 

I have tried the replace function, but both do not do what I need (the approver comments come without line breaks):

replace(variables('VarApprovalComments'),'\n','<BR>')

 

Has anyone solved this? I also saw another thread related to this.

 

Thanks & best regards,

 

Yannis

 

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IoaPan
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I think I found the solution!

 

I saw in Notepad++ that the approval comments text has a CRLF at the end.

 

From this post, I constructed a varCRLF variable with these two characters:

concat(uriComponentToString('%0D'),uriComponentToString('%0A'))

 

In the send email block, I replaced varCRLF with the HTML <BR> tag:

replace(variables('VarApprovalComments'),variables('varCRLF'),'<BR>')

 

and it worked!

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ChristianAbata
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hi @IoaPan  if is HTML you could try  with &amp; or &lt;br&gt; to add <br> as text



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IoaPan
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I think I found the solution!

 

I saw in Notepad++ that the approval comments text has a CRLF at the end.

 

From this post, I constructed a varCRLF variable with these two characters:

concat(uriComponentToString('%0D'),uriComponentToString('%0A'))

 

In the send email block, I replaced varCRLF with the HTML <BR> tag:

replace(variables('VarApprovalComments'),variables('varCRLF'),'<BR>')

 

and it worked!

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