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HTML in a workflow variable getting stripped out when used in a Flexi task description

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On my workflow, I'm setting a variable containing HTML tags (This is what it looks like sort of: <table><tbody><tr><td>Product</td></tr><tr><td>000-4551</td> .....)

When I go use this variable in my Flexi task's task description field and run the workflow, The HTML is stripped out and everything is just in one line.

Is there a way to preserve the HTML?

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Re: HTML in a workflow variable getting stripped out when used in a Flexi task description

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Hello -

I have been unsuccessful in adding HTML to actions other than to a notification. Even in the notification it does not come out that great. I recently have been working with more XML and XSLT and then dumping that into a notification and seems to be much better experience.

Something like this:

We took the XML from the item and then processed it using XSLT in the Quesry XML action.

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Re: HTML in a workflow variable getting stripped out when used in a Flexi task description

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Oh okay. I'm guessing I can't preserve and use the HTML in a variable then for what I want.

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Re: HTML in a workflow variable getting stripped out when used in a Flexi task description

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Hello Kei,

I'm able to get HTML Tables in my Flexi Task but I do it outside of the Task.

I have a Build String Action with my HTML that is in a Variable (Multiple Lines of Text) lets name it m_txt (Variable)

I use that variable in the Flexi Task email.

Can you explain what is in the HTML table?  For instance in my I have items that need to be reviewed. I add those items in the variable and that variable in the Flexi task.  So my users opens up the email and sees that needs to be reviewed.

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Re: HTML in a workflow variable getting stripped out when used in a Flexi task description

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Yes, I require something similar. The variable is actually coming from a loop that goes through a repeating section of a form.

The Flexi task description will then need to display this information for the approver to approve/reject.

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Re: HTML in a workflow variable getting stripped out when used in a Flexi task description

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I was just testing this and it seems to be working. I have not tried any styling, but if it is all in-line should work in the Build String Action and then you can use it in your other actions.

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Re: HTML in a workflow variable getting stripped out when used in a Flexi task description

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Okay here's what I have right now, let me know what I need to change:

- Multiline text variable containing said HTML.

- This variable is inserted as a reference to the 'Task description' field of a Flexi task under the 'Action' tab.

- On the "Task Notification' tab, it is a Rich Text and 'Task Description (HTML)' is inserted as a reference.

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Re: HTML in a workflow variable getting stripped out when used in a Flexi task description

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That's exactly what I do!!!  You maybe need to do it in a few steps

1. Top of Table (Build String) - Store it in m_txt

<table><tbody><tr><td>Product</td><td>Feild 2</td>

2. Run your loop - assume you are holding the values in variables

3. Body of Table (Build String) - Store it in m_txt

{Vaiarble:m_Txt}  <td>ProductField</td><td>FeildField</td>

4. End of Table (Build String) - Store it in m_Txt

{Vaiarble:m_Txt}  </table></tbody>

then the Flexi Task in the email add the {Vaiarble:m_Txt} 

Makes Sense?

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Re: HTML in a workflow variable getting stripped out when used in a Flexi task description

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It looks like we posted at the same time! take a look

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Re: HTML in a workflow variable getting stripped out when used in a Flexi task description

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Haha, yes this is how the variable came to be on my end as well.

But I guess I'm placing my variable inside the Task description field instead of the Task Notification email body directly which is why the HTML is getting stripped out(??)

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