Using Escape Sequences

Escape sequences are characters that change the way subsequent characters in a string are interpreted by a program. The following table lists escape sequences are available when you specify default values for string type data elements in working data or Service step data mapping. (The numeric value of the characters encoded by each escape sequence is included.)

Name Escape Sequence ASCII Value
Tab \t 9
Newline \n 10
Carriage return \r 13
Backslash \\ 92

For example:

The escape sequence characters will be visible in the Default value column on the Data Mapping tab of the workflow or step Property Editor, but the text will be represented correctly at runtime.

Note: You cannot use a backslash outside the context of an escape sequence; doing so will generate an error message.

Related Topics

Using Data Mapping

About Working Data