CASE: multiline_table

multiline_table is a string filter that replaces any new line characters \n with an HTML line break tag <br />. This ensures that text is displayed on new lines as intended.

Be sure to use the multiline_table filter when displaying the value of any variable where there is potential for text to be entered across multiple lines.

Let’s take a look at an example of when and how to use the multiline_table filter and also how our text would be displayed if we did not use it.

Example - Displaying a custom text input field

**Additional Notes**
{% input custom.text.field as:text %}

{% stripnewlines %}
| example
| output
{% newline %}
{% newline %}
| Custom text field (no filter)
| {{ custom.text.field }}
{% newline %}
| Custom text field (filtered)
| {{ custom.text.field | multiline_table }}
{% newline %}
{% endstripnewlines %}

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As you can see from the example above, without the string filter, the inputted new lines are ignored and the text is displayed on the same line.

By using the multiline_table filter our text structure is maintained and is displayed as intended, across multiple lines.

Happy coding!