Jul 14, 2020 09:48 PM
I am using the API to create records in aritable, but cannot figure out how to create a new line in a long text field. I am currently passing a string with “/n” in it at the point I would like a new line, but all it does is show “/n” instead of creating a new line.
Any tips appreciated.
Jul 14, 2020 11:08 PM
You need to use \n, not /n.
Jul 14, 2020 11:58 PM
Whoops, sorry, typo. I used \n and still no luck. Even tried /n just in case, but it still just writes the sentence in one line with the \n in the text.
Jul 15, 2020 12:04 AM
Jul 15, 2020 12:24 AM
Thanks Scott- appreciate for the effort. I am using Curl also.
My php Code setting up the string (as address):
$shippingaddress = $order->shipping_address_1 . ‘,\n’ . $order->shipping_address_2 . ‘\n’ . $order->shipping_city . ‘,\n’ . $order->shipping_state . ’ ’ .$order->shipping_postcode;
which results in a string something like this being passed to Airtable:
“10 Any Street,\nSuburb,\nVIC3000”
The fields are added into an array, json encoded, then Posted using the following:
curling statement here;
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST, “POST”);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $data_json);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array(
This works fine, but \n is retained just as sent instead of being read as a line break.
Jul 15, 2020 02:45 AM
I found the problem. It was two-fold.