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    How does one escape pipes when used in option names

    Asked by Ricardo on October 26, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Jotform uses for radio and checkboxes a pipe character as name separator, the problem is, jotform is not scaping this char when a user creates one of this elements names with this char, instead a new element is created spliting the name of this element in the pipe area.

    Example:

    * not problem here

    * here neither

    * the problem | is right here

     

    When saving and editing again this is showed:

    * not problem here

    * here neither

    * the problem

    * is right here

     

    Please fix this scaping this char when used.

    Thank you.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by abajan on October 26, 2011 at 01:55 PM

    After running a couple tests on a form of mine, I can confirm that placing pipes in radio button and check box field items interferes with their display for the reason you stated. I tried placing a backslash before each pipe to escape it and that didn't help. Using two backslashes didn't help either.

    A ticket will be submitted and assigned to one of our developers.

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    Answered by emrew86 on November 14, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Hi Recorda, you can't use "|" yet. If you want, you can choose the similar charachter (code) here except "vertical bar".

    http://tntluoma.com/sidebars/codes/