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Message Parameter Text Format

  • 12 January 2024
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Hi,

I was wondering if there is a way to format text that is used in the "Message" User Parameter in FME Form. There is no Text Editor available for the "Message Configuration" option and when I use the Parameter in a FME Flow App, line breaks are removed, although they show up when prompted in FME Form. Is there a way to keep line breaks?


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There are special characters available for strings in the Text Editor, including \\n for a newline and \\v for a vertical tab. I cannot test if this fixes your issue right now, but have you tried this?

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No, because there is no Text Editor for the "Message" Parameter inside the "Message Configuration" Option.

 

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No, because there is no Text Editor for the "Message" Parameter inside the "Message Configuration" Option.

 

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I know, but have you tried using \\n?

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I know, but have you tried using \\n?

Yes, it just returns "\\n" in the Message Text.

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@pflegpet​ ,

 

What version of FME Form/Flow are you using? On version 2023.2, I can't replicate that issue. When I enter text on line 1, enter text on a new line below it in the message parameter, and publish it to Flow, the FME Flow App shows them on separate lines. (although there is a small indentation on line 1)

 

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FME Flow App

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@pflegpet​ ,

 

What version of FME Form/Flow are you using? On version 2023.2, I can't replicate that issue. When I enter text on line 1, enter text on a new line below it in the message parameter, and publish it to Flow, the FME Flow App shows them on separate lines. (although there is a small indentation on line 1)

 

FME Form

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FME Flow App

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Hi, I'm on 2023.1. In my workspace, the message parameter is also set up as conditional parameter. Could you check if the text shows up with the new line, when you set it up as a conditional parameter? I can't check right now, but if I remember correctly it is tied to a choice parameter: If the choice parameter has the value "X" show the message parameter, else hide.

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Hi, I'm on 2023.1. In my workspace, the message parameter is also set up as conditional parameter. Could you check if the text shows up with the new line, when you set it up as a conditional parameter? I can't check right now, but if I remember correctly it is tied to a choice parameter: If the choice parameter has the value "X" show the message parameter, else hide.

@ax_pflegpeter​ ,

I set the message box parameter as a conditional, and it appears to work correctly. Again, my version is newer, so I can't test it on your version.

 

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Hi, I'm on 2023.1. In my workspace, the message parameter is also set up as conditional parameter. Could you check if the text shows up with the new line, when you set it up as a conditional parameter? I can't check right now, but if I remember correctly it is tied to a choice parameter: If the choice parameter has the value "X" show the message parameter, else hide.

I now can confirm that the bug is only occuring in 2023.1. I created two test apps, one in 2023.1 and one in 2023.2 and using the latter, I get the same (correct) new lines as shown in your example:

 

missing new line in 2023.1new line present in 2023.2 

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