I'm using Views Module. I created a new ContentType with 3 custom fields: (text)Criteria, (decimal)Monthly, (decimal)Semester.

I created a table style view that retrieved the ContentType I created and dropped the values into a table. I'm actually using Javascript to grab the contents of each row generating a JSON array of objects with key-value-pairs for the content of the table, then I'm doing some fancy Javascript rendering. It's just a quick way to leverage Drupal's views and get the data where I want it exactly.

Anyway, when I grab the content of the Title row, $(this).find('td.views-field-title a').text();, it works fine, but when I try the exact same thing with the other 3 rows, I end up with a lot of space and \n. So my object ends up looking like:

 {'title':'Correct Title','criteria':'\n     Criteria Title    ','monthly':'\n     $70.00     '},

I can't figure out where the \n and extra space is coming from. It seems to be how the view formats the fields. How can I get rid of those?

Note: I do have the fields set to Plain Text in the configuration.

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I checked this in my site and this is indeed default behaviour of Views. The easiest way to fix this is by changing your code to:

$.trim($(this).find('td.views-field-title a').text());
  • Worked like a charm. I was doing a regex replace, but trim works. ;)
    – user16124
    Mar 29, 2013 at 21:19

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