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Resolver I
Resolver I

Multiline SharePoint field to Plain Text

I am hoping someone can assist me with an issue I am encountering. I have a Multiline SharePoint text column. I also have a Power Automate Flow that exports the entire SharePoint list to Excel. When exported, the Multiline column shows the formatting of the column. I would like to export as plain text, as this will be reviewed and legibility would be more clear if plain text was shown. Due to constraints, I cannot set the column to plain text in SharePoint. Is there an expression in Power Automate that will show this as plain text? 

In PowerApps I use PlainText(ThisItem.ColumnName). Is there a similar option in Power Automate? I have tried using the same syntax but this did not work.

 

Thanks in advance

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@jinivthakkar and @gabibalaban , I was not able to get this to work, however I did just break down and change the column format to Plain Text. Hopefully this will not cause an issue with the users of the flow.

 

Thank you both for your suggestions

 

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Super User II
Super User II

Hi @techtudoor ,

You have in PowerAutomate an action named Conversion "HTML to Text". Use as input data your sharepoint multiline column and it will do the rest. 

Give it a try ...

Hope it helps !

Solution Sage
Solution Sage

@techtudoor please can you try below action, I have a multiline of text column with rich text enabled in SharePoint column

 

 

jinivthakkar_2-1611249047001.png

 

Output

 

jinivthakkar_1-1611248807788.png

 

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@gabibalaban its funny that we happen to share the same solution almost at the same time, now this has happened multiple times 🙂 hahah this is fun. 

@jinivthakkar and @gabibalaban , I was not able to get this to work, however I did just break down and change the column format to Plain Text. Hopefully this will not cause an issue with the users of the flow.

 

Thank you both for your suggestions

 

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