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Splitting a multiline text field by '\n' is giving me a terribly hard time

New Here ,
Aug 17, 2021 Aug 17, 2021

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I am trying to take the contents of a multi-line text field and split them into an array by the newline escape character but its not working at all.

For reference im trying to make it so that my boss can edit the staff members on a staffing form (as people are hired) by editing the text field, they would then be included in drop down menus.

 

var dropdownexample = this.getField("dropdownmenu")
var stafflist = this.getField("stafflist")
var arr = stafflist.value.split(/\n/);
dropdownexample.setItems(arr);

 

I am just confused why its not picking up the newline character... Im more accustomed to python where this isn't usually a problem. I would greatly appreciate any help y'all have to offer. Thanks!

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Community Expert , Aug 17, 2021 Aug 17, 2021

Probably because the line-break character in multiline fields is "\r", not "\n"...

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Probably because the line-break character in multiline fields is "\r", not "\n"...

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ah yes this worked!

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