Convert line breaks to html tag when using send custom email postfunction in groovyrunner?

Hi everybody,

i'm doing some tests with the send custom mail postfunction.

I use the value of an unlimited text custom field as the body of the email.

My problem is that i can not convert the line breaks of the text field to html <br> tags.

The script that i'm using to get the value of the custom field is:

&lt;% out &lt;&lt; cfValues['Message to User'] %&gt;

Below is an example of what i type in Jira:

dfasdfasdfasdfasdf, 
dfasd 
fasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfas,d 
fadsfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdf dfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasd 
dsfasdfasdfasdfassssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss 
dsafasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdf 
dsafasdddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd

And below is a screenshot of what i get in the email:

Here is a screenshot of the postfunction settings:

Thanx in advance,

Kostas

1 answer

1 accepted

This widget could not be displayed.

Two choices. Either use text as your email format.

Or convert your plain text to html, with eg: http://www.opensymphony.com/oscore/api/com/opensymphony/util/TextUtils.html#plainTextToHtml(java.lang.String)

Thanks for the help.

It also works with the following script:

&lt;% out &lt;&lt; cfValues['Message to User'].replaceAll("\\n", "&lt;br/&gt;") %&gt;

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Posted 4 hours ago in Jira

Atlassian Research Workshop opportunity on Sep. 28th in Austin, TX

We're looking for participants for a workshop at Atlassian! We need Jira admins who have interesting custom workflows, issue views, or boards. Think you have a story to sha...

23 views 1 2
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you