I need to import HTML formatted content to a custom event field for a larger number of events.

During import via the API, HTML tags are being escaped and rewritten: <a href=“https://example.com“>Linktext</a> becomes &lt;a href=“https://example.com“&gt;Linktext&lt;/a&gt;.

Is there a way to avoid this and preserve the tags as they are?


You can edit /CRM/Utils/API/HTMLInputCoder.php: CRM_Utils_API_HTMLInputCoder->getSkipFields returns a list of fields that will be skipped on encoding. Add an entry for your custom-field to this list prevents the html-input from being escaped. The entry must be "custom_" + custom-field-id.

  • Is there a clean way to do the same?
    – Bastien Ho
    Sep 27 '19 at 14:36

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