Applies the selected encoding method to text. You can choose from:

Base 64

Backslash CR LF

Backslash Quote

Double Quote


EncodeText(textValue, encodingOption, doEncode)

Enabled For

For a description of the business object categories, see Notes on "Enabled For".

Business Object Category Yes/No
Business Rules: Before-Save Rules Yes
Business Rules: Calculation Rules (After Save, with or without Also Recalculate on Load) Yes1
Business Rules: Calculation Rules (Before Save or Always, without Also Recalculate On Load) Yes
Business Rules: Calculation Rules (Before Save or Always, with Recalculate On Load) Yes1
Business Rules: Editing Rules Yes2
Business Rules: Initialization Rules Yes
Business Rules: Read Only Rules No
Business Rules: Required Rules Yes2
Business Rules: Validation Rules Yes
Client Expressions No
Object Permissions No
Services No
Mobile No
Quick Actions (except UI Quick Actions) Yes
UI Quick Actions No
Reports Yes
Search/Dashboard without field references No
Search/Dashboard with field references No

1. Not fully supported in calculation rules that have a condition of After Save or have the Also Recalculate on Load option selected. It may fail if the rule's field is used in a grid, form, or saved search.

2. Except when this field appears on a form or is triggered by such a field.


Parameter Description
textValue The input string to encode/decode.


The encoding method for the function (example: Base64, BackslashCRLF, BackslashQuote, DoubleQuote).


(Optional) Flag for encode or decode. If not specified, the function acts as an encoding function.

Return Value

Result value


$(EncodeText("dGhpc2lzbXlwbGFjZQ==", "Base64", "false"))

Encodes this text string: dGhpc2lzbXlwbGFjZQ==

and returns this value: thisismyplace