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I am working on use case, where i need to search a keyword on a custom Object containing three Rich Text Fields. I am using the string method containsIgnoreCase(). But even if the field contains the keyword, i get false in return when i do ( Rich_Text__c.containsIgnoreCase(keyword) ). Am i doing something wrong here, or is there a better way to do this ?

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  1. The Rich_Text__c records currently contain only texts with some HTML markups.
  2. I have done a SOQL Query to search on the Custom Object
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    I'm not able to replicate. If I query a record to variable obj with a rich text field Rich__c whose contents are <p><u>This is underlined.</u></p><p class="ql-indent-1">This is a keyword: <b>zebra</b>.</p> then obj.Rich__c.containsIgnoreCase('zebra') returns TRUE. Can you post come sample code to illustrate your exact problem? It's also not clear how SOSL fits into your scenario/problem. – Thomas Taylor May 17 '19 at 18:13
  • Sorry it was SOQL, updated my question to reflect it. – prabuddh kumar May 20 '19 at 10:03
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Rich Text Fields are a tough nut to crack because of the different types of text/data that they can contain.

My suggestion is first convert this to a text field & use the string methods whatever you need

String Inputfield = yourObject.rich_text_field__c;

Inputfield = Inputfield.replaceAll('<[/a-zAZ0-9]*>','');
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    stripHtmlTags would be more effective, actually. – sfdcfox May 17 '19 at 14:58
  • yay that's a good idea I think so – Pavan tej May 17 '19 at 15:23
  • Yes, stripping the HTML , worked for me . Thanks !! – prabuddh kumar May 20 '19 at 10:04

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