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Show Enhanced rich text data without html tags!

we have the following column inside sharepoint:-

 

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but inside power app the field will be shown in this format (with HTML tags):-

 

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so as on 2021 in there a fix to this horrible issue, other than changing the field type to Plain text?

Thanks

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timl
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Hi @johnjohn123 

What I was trying to clarify was whether the data in the field was being entered through some other app or program, or thorough a Flow or some other process.

If you're entering the data directly through SharePoint, it should be possible to escape these characters correctly. Just to correct what I said above, it's the "Html text control" that will do this. Can you confirm if you still see the same problem when you use this control?

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timl
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Super User

HI @johnjohn123 

I'm pretty sure that if you use the rich text control, that problem won't occur. Is that something that you've tried?

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/controls/control-richtexteditor

 

@timlyes i tried this before.. and i will get strange code as follow:-

 

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so i am not sure if u have ever worked on a project and it was acceptable to have codes such as ":" all over a field!!

timl
Super User
Super User

Hi @johnjohn123 

How is the data in your field being populated? : is the escaped version of the colon character, so that should actually render correctly as a colon character in your rich text control.

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Is it possible that your input data is somehow being "double escaped" on entry?

 

@timli did not get your point, i am entering ":" inside the rich text field>> but it will be rendered inside power app as ":"

timl
Super User
Super User

Hi @johnjohn123 

What I was trying to clarify was whether the data in the field was being entered through some other app or program, or thorough a Flow or some other process.

If you're entering the data directly through SharePoint, it should be possible to escape these characters correctly. Just to correct what I said above, it's the "Html text control" that will do this. Can you confirm if you still see the same problem when you use this control?

timl_0-1611568645764.png

 

@timlso you mean i need to add HTMLText Control not a direct sharepoint field? i/f so then how i can map the HTMLText Control to the sharepoint app?

timl
Super User
Super User

Hi @johnjohn123 

Let's say that you want to display your field in a gallery control.

To do this, you would add an HTML text control to the layout template.

You would then modify the HTMLtext property so that it references the name of your field.

In your example, it would look something like:

ThisItem.'Approve Feedback and notes'

 

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