I have a Custom Filed Type which is rendered in default view (using a simple XSL) like this

StreetName,1,K1,2,1,3,Los Angeles,90210

It's an simple adress. How can I render it like

StreetName, nr. 1

Building K1, Floor 2, Entrance 1, Apt. 3

Los Angeles, 90210


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Can you change the delimiter of the field type to something like a semi-colon? It would make it easier to isolate when the breaking should occur. You could then use a XSL Template like this:

<xsl:template name="StringSplit">
  <xsl:param name="val" />
    <xsl:when test="contains($val, ';')">   
     <xsl:value-of select="substring-before($val, ';')" />
     <br />     
      <xsl:call-template name="StringSplit">     
       <xsl:with-param name="val" select="substring-after($val, ';')" />     
    <xsl:value-of select="$val" />
  • The field is a Custom Field Type and yhe delimiter is added by default I think by SharePoint. I've tried a lot of things like param and variables but it seems it can't be incremented using XSLT.
    – user3145
    Aug 10, 2011 at 7:05
  • Hmm, I'm not quite sure how to handle that then, maybe others will chime in with some input. Aug 10, 2011 at 12:16

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