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Replace <br> with \n?

Hello, I'm in the process of migrating my old site to OCPortal.

I exported everything to Excel so I can work on my data then export it to CSV and mass import to OCPortal.

I have text fields with quite a few <br>. Since I'm cleaning up html from those text fields, what should I use to replace <br> with?

Will \n do the work?
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I'd advise exporting something similar to see how it looks. Probably fields will be Comcode where normal ascii line breaks are understood.


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To answer my own question in case someone needs that.

If you're working on Excel, replace <br> with the invisible character you'll get when you press alt and type 0010.

If you already have a CSV ready, load it in Notepad++, Search->Replace, Select Extended Search mode and replace <br> with \n then save.

That should do the trick. :)
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I have always found notepad will strip most of the odditys formatted text sometimes gets in other processors. I always have had to get rid of the # sign on URL's grabbed from the net.


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