This might be really very simple, I have a list view with multiple Rich Text fields, I want to remove HTML formatting from those field in a specific view and return them as Plain text.

I would like to do it without using RegEx. I am sure there must be any simple ways. Any suggestions?

  • Is this considered a duplicate? Similar questions can be found on stack overflow, since the underlying question here is how to strip HTML formatting from text.
    – wjervis
    May 15, 2014 at 16:31

1 Answer 1


It was simpler then i thought. Implemented JSLink for the same...

(function () {

// Create object that have the context information about the field that we want to change it output render 
var viewContext = {};
viewContext.Templates = {};

viewContext.Templates.Fields = {
    "Field":{"View": renderPlainText}       


My render function looks like below:-

function renderPlainText(ctx) {
var value = ctx.CurrentItem[ctx.CurrentFieldSchema.Name];
value = value.replace(/<(?:.|\n)*?>/gm, '');
return "<div>" + value + "</div>"; }
  • Your function uses regular expressions, which you said you did not want.
    – yandr
    May 16, 2014 at 6:35
  • sorry for the confusion, all the other ways i found was implemented using SharePoint object model where we SPListItem class had a method for returning the value as plain text, thought of going ahead with whatever i can find fast :) May 16, 2014 at 14:39

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