I have a list library that contain two columns:

  • Title: Single line of text field type
  • Body: Multiple lines of text field type

I am experiencing a problem related to the way search results from the list are begin displayed: basically, when searching on any content inside the body field, the search result display the content of the field as HTML code, so I am getting something like

<div class="ExternalClass06285CF4FB8D45FE87B277D1A95B051E"> content goes here .... 

Can anyone help me to solve this issue on my search center result web application ?

  • Would you like to display it as plain text or as html? Commented Jun 18, 2015 at 15:19
  • I need to display the content as text and don't show the <div or the HTML code
    – HaSS
    Commented Jun 24, 2015 at 14:00

1 Answer 1


Assuming you have jQuery, you could do something like this in your display template:

  • Can you give us more details about the above function and where I can add this script on the search result page ".../searchcenter/results.aspx" or on my master page ?
    – HaSS
    Commented Jun 25, 2015 at 6:18
  • STSHtmlDecode is a utility function available from one of the search .js files from SharePoint. And you need to edit the display template for the item you are displaying. I have a sample doing something similar at techmikael.blogspot.no/2014/02/… Commented Jun 25, 2015 at 10:28

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