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I am editing ItemStyle.xsl to display documents in a web part. I need to display the value of a choice field whose name unfortunately contains a forward slash and I don't get it to display its value. So far I tried:

<xsl:value-of select="@Slash_x002f_Column"/>
<xsl:value-of select="Slash_x002f_Column"/>

I even tried to create a variable using

<xsl:variable name="SlashColumn" select="Slash_x002f_Column" />
<xsl:variable name="SlashColumn" select="@Slash_x002f_Column" />

and thus

<xsl:value-of select="$Slash_x002f_Column"/>

The column has two choices, so nothing too strange. Some attempts even rendered the whole page unusable. What do I need to do? Thank you

  • I don't know what you mean by a "choice field" but if it's an XML (or HTML) element or attribute, then its name can't include a "/" (and if it isn't, then XSLT can't select it). It would help to show us your input. – Michael Kay Aug 14 '17 at 14:17
  • Sorry, I just noticed this is a Sharepoint site so my comment merely betrays my ignorance of Sharepoint. – Michael Kay Aug 14 '17 at 14:19
  • Thank you for your time! I didn't know that XSLT was actually that difficult. – bash.d Aug 15 '17 at 6:26
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After a few hours of struggle I finally found the solution to my problem:

<xsl:value-of select="@SlashColumn" />

this means that SharePoint is apparently contracting the internal name and omitting the slash (_x002f_) in the internal field name (Slash_x002f_Column).

What actually happened if I had a field with the internal name SlashColumn?

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