Balsamiq Community Discussion

Data grid linking and escape characters in web app


I created data grid and added escape characters, mainly “”, to resolve commas and line breaks. When I link grid’s hotspot using Inspector>Links, escape characters are removed from data grid.

I’d like not to lose them, is there a workaround for that?


So far you need to correct it manually after linking (.
It definitely should be fixed.

The only one-time workaround is to double character, e.g. \. So, the flow is:

  1. Enter the cell’s value with double escape characters, e.g. Hello\\, World
  2. Make a link to the cell. Balsamiq will remove only single escape character. So finally you’ll get what you want: Hello\, World

New linking will break the content, though.


We have added it to the list. Thanks, friends!