EncodeUrl and PlainText functions in PowerApps

Encodes and decodes strings.

Description

The EncodeUrl function encodes a URL string, replacing non-alphanumeric characters with % and a hexadecimal number.

The PlainText function removes HTML and XML tags, converting tags such as these to an appropriate symbol:

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  • "

The return value from these functions is the encoded or decoded string.

Syntax

EncodeUrl( String )

  • String - Required. URL to be encoded.

PlainText( String )

  • String - Required. String from which HTML and XML tags will be stripped.

Examples

If you show an RSS feed in a text gallery and then set the Text property of a label in that gallery to ThisItem.description, the label might show raw HTML or XML code as in this example:

<p>We have done an unusually&nbsp;&quot;deep&quot; globalization and localization.<p>

If you set the Text property of the label to PlainText(ThisItem.description), the text appears as in this example:

We have done an unusually "deep" globalization and localization.