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Adding line breaks to a Change Set description


We do weekly updates via Change Sets and use their Description field to enumerate brief explanations. Example of what I want:

1. Fixed problem A
2. Added field "new field"
3. Added workflow X

However, I can't seem to get line breaks into the description field, so it all runs together: 1. Fixed problem A 2. Added field "new field" 3. Added workflow X

I've tried:

  • <br />
  • BR()
  • \n
  • Just entering multiple blank lines via the return key

Is there any way to add in line breaks?

Attribution to: Mike Chale

Possible Suggestion/Solution #1

HTML won't render \n as a new line, and the field probably escapes/encodes HTML. So the answer is probably no.

Try a comma :)

This week we: Fixed problem A, Added field "new field", Added workflow X

Or keep the release notes somewhere else and just put in the link:

Release notes at:

Attribution to: Steven Herod

Possible Suggestion/Solution #2

Without doing something like @techtrekker suggested and inserting spaces and then putting a dot or something I think this is impossible.

Change sets will even eat line breaks in validation rules or Workflow rule criteria.

Attribution to: Greg Grinberg
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