I want to truncate content text to be for example 1 line using sitecore sxa render variant


SXA uses Sitecore field renderers. By default, it is impossible to achieve something like that with out-of-the-box functionality.

However, there is one feature in SXA that let you do it:

  1. Add VariantTemplate item to your variant definition (/sitecore/templates/Foundation/Experience Accelerator/Rendering Variants/VariantTemplate)
  2. Define your template renderer and register it by adding new processor to getVelocityTemplateRenderers pipeline (see example processor AddTemplateRenderers, it registers: NumberTool and DateTool)
  3. Use your tool (fill Template field of an item created at first step)
<div class=introduction">
#set( $summary = $blogTool.GetSummary($item,"BlogIntroduction",200))

In the example above I have blogTool template renderer with a method GetSummary which accepts an item, field name, and a length to define how many characters from the field should be displayed as a blog summary. It is up to you what is your method signature.

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There are two ways to do it. 1 with code and other with CSS.

With CSS:

You can use the text-overflow:ellipis in your CSS for it.

div { white-space: nowrap; overflow: hidden; text-overflow: ellipsis; }

Reference: https://www.w3schools.com/cssref/css3_pr_text-overflow.asp

There is a bit difference between both.

  • With code, you only get the required number of text digits you enter.
  • With CSS, your Text will be there but ... will be there at the end.
  • The CSS solution is good for SEO practices.

With Code

The solution which @alan proposed.

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