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Old March 8th, 2019, 09:20 AM
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Default Ampersand doesn't work when changing to uppercase

I have already figured out that some fonts won't display the "&" when using "ToUpper". So when I have the issue I use <uppercase></uppercase>.

It works when composing the file, but this time it's changing the "&" into the HTML value when used in MarcomCentral.
What should I adjust?

Here is my rule:
if (Field("Title Line 1") == "")
    return "";
else return '<uppercase>'+Field("Title Line 1")+'</uppercase>';
Here is a link to the screenshot of the output in Marcom
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Old March 8th, 2019, 11:21 AM
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Default Re: Ampersand doesn't work when changing to uppercase

So first, questions like this which are specific to MarcomCentral should really go in the MarcomCentral sub-forum.

Anyway, this is a frequently-asked question. The reason for the ampersand difference is because MarcomCentral generates tagged markup data files, where the ampersand is a control character denoting an entity, while most FusionPro jobs in Creator (Acrobat) use flat-file data, where an ampersand has no special function. Fortunately, FusionPro has a TaggedDataField function designed to handle this properly in both types of data. This rule should do what you want, in both local Creator compositions and in online MarcomCentral compositions:
return '<uppercase>' + TaggedDataField("Title Line 1") + '</uppercase>';
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Old March 8th, 2019, 12:45 PM
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Default Re: Ampersand doesn't work when changing to uppercase

Thank you, that worked like a charm!
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Old April 9th, 2019, 03:19 PM
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Default Re: Ampersand doesn't work when changing to uppercase

I too am having the exact same issue (only in WebCRD). But when I check the box for tagged text I get the &amp & if its unchecked I get the entire line of code above (I thought it would work -_-).

If I use the preloaded XML rule for all CAPS, it blanks out the '&' completely.

I've also tried the below code (from another post)

function NoBreak(s)
return s.replace(/&amp;/g,'&').replace(/ /g, "&nbsp;");
return NoBreak(TaggedDataField(“Department”));

Am I going crazy here? Thanks for the look
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