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I have a SharePoint multilines of text field, where I add line breaks (Enter), when I render the value using REST and add it to an html element, it's not rendered with the line breaks, although I am using $("#idOfField").html(multinesText);

where multilinesText is the value returned by my field.

It looks like this in browser console:

this requirement is as follows: ↵↵1- documenA ↵2- documentB

Any idea?

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    what is the actual value of multinesText coming from REST api response, you might have to replace "\n" with </br> in multinesText variable.. – Siddharth Vaghasia Dec 8 '16 at 19:31
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You can store the data response into temp object and then do then do the string replacement. See the multiline function described in the StackOverFlow post.

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4535888/jquery-text-and-newlines

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