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Preserving text formats in Custom Fields

I noticed in working with custom fields in where \n is embedded in the text that these are kept unchanged. When retrieved and shared with another app the data is formatted correctly. 

However, if the card is open either on the desktop or I suspect also in ios or Android app that these formats no longer works.

Is there a workaround this ? or the would be a new feature request?

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Iain Dooley Community Leader Jun 02, 2020

@SGi Admin there aren't currently any "paragraph" custom field types capable of rendering line breaks

What I am sharing is that line breaks disappear only when you open (I think you have to go to that field) and save the card - otherwise the \n appears to work at this when presented on my client. 

Iain Dooley Community Leader Jun 02, 2020

@SGi Admin I think I see what you mean: you post data to a custom field via the API with line breaks, then retrieve via the API and it still has line breaks, but when you go to the card and view it, then retrieve via the API, the line breaks have been removed. No way round this I'm afraid. You could do something like use a semi-colon delimeter to indicate a line break then sub these in when you retrieve the value and pass it back to your client.

Yes, that had been my experience. Your suggestion is workable. Hence I will mark this Answer as “Accepted”

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