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Multi-line textbox ends up with <DIV> text in it

I created a simple powerapps form for a test sharepoint list. The list includes a multi-line text box. But the textbox always ends up with some <div class=..." text displayed in it. Like this....




There is also the issue of the "No item to display" stuff appearing there.


I've tried in both IE and Chrome.


Any suggestions for a workaround?


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Advocate IV
Advocate IV

Hi @AndyParrott ,


You can try PlainText(ThisItem.Answer).

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Community Support
Community Support

Hi @AndyParrott,


This issue should be caused by the Rich Text for the Multi-line field in SharePoint list.

You may take a try to switch the Label control into an HTML text control, which could handle the Rich Text format.

Adding the control reference:

HTML text control in PowerApps


Also there is a similar thread for your reference:

Multiple line sharepoint columns problems




Community Support Team _ Michael Shao
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Advocate IV
Advocate IV

Hi @AndyParrott ,


You can try PlainText(ThisItem.Answer).

View solution in original post

Helper IV
Helper IV

I am sure you have found a solution by now , i am replying in case someone else have the same issue . What fixed it for me was changing the type of text in n SharePoint column setting to Plain text instead of rich text or Enhanced rich text (Rich text with pictures, tables, and hyperlinks. 

Thank you!  I have searched many places to find the 'simple answer' to this.  

I went to my SP site, changed the field to PLAIN TEXT!  Worked like a charm.

I did not need to do anything to the form, it just fixed the issue.

Honestly I cannot thank you enough.  This fixed everything!


@RajnishP , where does this get changed at ?


You can try PlainText(ThisItem.Answer).


and do i need to change  my sharepoint datatype ?




You need not to change data type.

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