jjkparker jjkparker - 3 months ago 12
YAML Question

In YAML, how do I break a string over multiple lines?

In YAML, I have a string that's very long. I want to keep this within the 80-column (or so) view of my editor, so I'd like to break the string. What's the syntax for this?

In other words, I have this:

Key: 'this is my very very very very very very long string'


and I'd like to have this (or something to this effect):

Key: 'this is my very very very ' +
'long string'


I'd like to use quotes as above, so I don't need to escape anything within the string.

Answer

Using yaml folded style, each line break is replaced by a string. The indention in each line will be ignored.

>
  This is a very long sentence
  that spans several lines in the YAML
  but which will be rendered as a string
  without carriage returns.

http://symfony.com/doc/current/components/yaml/yaml_format.html