The PlainText function is used to convert a field’s data into plain text format. This function is useful when you need to extract data from a field in a specific format or when you want to display data as plain text in your app. In this article, we will discuss how to use the PlainText function in Power Apps.
The syntax for the PlainText function is as follows:
The FieldName parameter is the name of the field that you want to convert to plain text format.
Let's look at a few examples of how to use the PlainText function in Power Apps.
Example 1: Converting a Single Field
Suppose you have a field named "Description" that contains HTML formatting. If you want to display the content of this field as plain text, you can use the following formula:
This formula will remove all HTML tags and display the content of the "Description" field as plain text.
Example 2: Converting Multiple Fields
Suppose you have multiple fields that contain HTML formatting, and you want to display them all as plain text. You can use the Concatenate function to combine the PlainText function for each field. Here's an example formula:
In this formula, we are using the Concatenate function to combine the PlainText function for three different fields. The result will be a string that contains the plain text values of all three fields.
Example 3: Using the PlainText Function with a Gallery
Suppose you have a gallery that displays a list of items, and you want to display a field from each item as plain text. You can use the PlainText function inside the gallery to achieve this. Here's an example formula:
Gallery1.AllItems.Label1.Text = PlainText(Title)
In this formula, we are using the PlainText function to display the "Title" field of each item in the "Label1" control of Gallery1.
The PlainText function is a powerful tool for converting fields to plain text format in Power Apps. Whether you need to extract data from a field in a specific format or display data as plain text in your app, the PlainText function can make your life easier. By following the examples in this article, you can start using the PlainText function in your own Power Apps and take your app development to the next level.