Displaying commas as text strings


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You need to display comma separated alphanumeric values as text string in your reports. For example, you want the following to display as Portland,Oregon in your report data: paramCity=Portland,Oregon


All non alphanumeric (reserved) characters should be passed with their escaped value. Our engine is capable of reading and displaying these values properly.
Instead of passing “paramCity=Portland,Oregon”, send “paramCity=Portland%2COregon” (%2C is the escaped value of a comma).

More Information

There are quite a few characters that are considered “reserved” characters, and should always be escaped if you want the text value to be used in your report data.
Below is a list of these reserved characters and their escape values.
! %21
= %3D
* %2A
+ %2B
‘ %27
$ %24
( %28
, %2C
) %29
/ %2F
; %3B
? %3F
: %3A
# %23
@ %40
[ %5B
& %26
] %5D
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