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Adding a newline character in concat method


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I am trying to create a txt file in UNIX environment and building a string using concat method.  The requirement is to insert a new line between the string value.  I tried the following but nothing seems to work.

  1. concat("FirstLine","\n","SecondLine);
  2. concat("FirstLine","\\n","SecondLine);
  3. concat("FirstLine","/\n","SecondLine);
  4. concat("FirstLine","&#xA","SecondLine);
  5. concat("FirstLine","&#x0A","SecondLine);
  6. concat("FirstLine","&#xD","SecondLine);
  7. concat("FirstLine","&#x0D","SecondLine);
  8. concat("FirstLine",CHAR(10),"SecondLine);
  9. concat("FirstLine",Char(10),"SecondLine);

attempts 1-7 concatenated the string into only one line.  Attempts 8,9 threw an error saying "CHAR" or "Char" is not a valid method.  Can anyone help me out with this?

Thanks a lot

4 Replies


Level 6

Is it possible where you are passing this value, you could pick template as the type of input and put your new lines in there?

One solution would be to use a script step.


Level 6

The discussion list showed this post as from 2 days ago even though it is over 3 months old.


Level 3

Hi Steven,

regarding the "add new line!" see forum:

I tried many different options, and the most consistent was to go the executeScript way.

Make a resuable component or something like that.

hope it helps...


Level 6

I was answering the question, not looking for additional info. Steve is short for Stephen.