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Anonymous
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SharePoint HTML conversion for column values

I'm using a SharePoint 2013 list as a data source, the multiple lines of text column values are being displayed as HTML in the query editor.

 

Sample column value:

 

"<p>​EOD Tuesday<br></p></div>"

 

Is there any way to convert HTML column values to plain text?

 

Thanks

 

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Greg_Deckler
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Well, there is only "Text" in Desktop, no "HTML" format, so my guess is that your column in SharePoint is flagged as Rich Text versus Plain Text so you would need to change the column type in SharePoint, then it should strip out the HTML.

 

I am not aware of anything in DAX or "M" that will strip out HTML from text automagically but I'll look again.

 

Edit: Looks like your best bet is Text.Remove in "M"

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt260472.aspx

 

You could give it arguments such as "<p>", "</p>", etc but the odds of stripping out all HTML, especially if there are attributes involved is pretty unlikely.


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Greg_Deckler
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Well, there is only "Text" in Desktop, no "HTML" format, so my guess is that your column in SharePoint is flagged as Rich Text versus Plain Text so you would need to change the column type in SharePoint, then it should strip out the HTML.

 

I am not aware of anything in DAX or "M" that will strip out HTML from text automagically but I'll look again.

 

Edit: Looks like your best bet is Text.Remove in "M"

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt260472.aspx

 

You could give it arguments such as "<p>", "</p>", etc but the odds of stripping out all HTML, especially if there are attributes involved is pretty unlikely.


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Anonymous
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"change the column type in SharePoint, then it should strip out the HTML"

 

This worked

There is a way to handle this elegantly - documented here - https://whitepages.unlimitedviz.com/2018/04/power-bi-report-rich-text-sharepoint/

This worked like a charm & so easy to do (once you know its there!)

Thanks for sharing!

You might find some useful hints here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/7ec64d6d-c3fc-4110-94c7-2e0087171475/how-to-remove...

 

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