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What do I use for "newline" character when adding a multiline comment to a WI via curl?

Donald Poulin (2249119107) | asked Dec 02 '13, 2:39 p.m.
edited Dec 02 '13, 4:23 p.m. by Krzysztof Kaźmierczyk (7.4k371103)
Using REXX I created a multi line stem variable and concatenated a "0A" to the end of each line and then wrote the stem structure to a file (omvs). I then used iconv to convert the file I created to UTF-8 and then added the new comment via a curl command. I see the comment ok within the work item but it is all one line. I have tried using "0D"x instead of "0A"x but I am still seeing a single line that "wraps" within the comment/discussion section of the work item. What is the secret to getting a multi-line comment to show up as multiple lines within a work item?

Kevin Ramer commented Dec 02 '13, 3:41 p.m.

This will be a WAG, but maybe try <br/> ?

Donald Poulin commented Dec 04 '13, 8:37 a.m.

Tried and still same issue. I am running REXX under zOS omvs and want to add a multiline comment to  a work item and have the individual lines show up as separate lines in the work item  comment. I can successfully add the  comment to  the work item via curl and the oslc api but it shows as one continuous line

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Mark Noonan (1313) | answered Dec 21 '15, 7:36 p.m.
edited Dec 21 '15, 7:39 p.m.
I have been using XML input, with cURL to send it, to create a workitem and update the description field. I was using <br/> directly in the XML, but RTC was stripping that out, and giving one line of text in the field.

To get the linefeed or break to happen I use the & way to describe the lt and gt characters. I use this and it works for me (remove the spaces when you do it): & lt;br/& gt; 

Mark Noonan

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David Steimle (11) | answered May 17 '17, 7:51 a.m.

"0d0a"x gives me a newline if I concat it to another string. I have a little script that creates commented section headers for bash scripts:

SAY "Name your section:"
comment =        "#------------------------------------------------#"
comment = comment"0d0a"x
comment = comment"#"CENTER(title,48)"#"
comment = comment"0d0a"x
comment = comment"#------------------------------------------------#"
SAY comment

Which writes:




I believe you need both 0d and 0a much like you would use \r\n in an extended expression replace.

David Steimle commented May 17 '17, 7:52 a.m.

Wow, that formatted strangely...

Ralph Schoon commented May 17 '17, 10:51 a.m.

In a world where everything uses the same characters for everything (XML, HTML, **ML) this is almost unavoidable.

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