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clean() Function

Note:  Supports US English text only.


clean( text )

Returns the specified text, minus any characters not considered printable. Printable characters are the 95 printable ASCII characters plus three special characters: BACKSPACE (0x08), TAB (0x09), and NEWLINE (0x0a).

See also: cleanwith(), strip()


Keyword Type Description



The text to be "cleaned" for printing purposes.




clean("this     text    needs    to   be   cleaned") returns this text needs to be cleaned

Feature compatibility

The table below lists this function's compatibility with various features in Appian.
Feature Compatibility Note
Portals Compatible
Offline Mobile Compatible
Sync-Time Custom Record Fields Compatible

Can be used to create a custom record field that only evaluates at sync time.

Real-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible

Custom record fields that evaluate in real time must be configured using one or more Custom Field functions.

Process Reports Compatible
Process Events Compatible
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clean() Function