Using pipe to change display text when linking from within a table does not work

Steps to reproduce

  • create a markdown file
  • create anther markdown file and add a table
  • create a link to the first markdown file in one of the table cells, without custom text, see that this works in preview mode
  • add a | and custom display text to the link in the table cell, see that this doesn’t work in preview mode

Expected result

  • link works in the same way as linking without custom text, except showing as the custom text

Actual result

  • the link is broken in preview mode, I suspect because of the extra pipe in a table of pipes…


  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • Obsidian version: 0.11.13

Additional information

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it works if you escape the pipe separating the link from custom name.

2021-05-12 04_29_23-MyNotes Home - Obsidian v0.11.13


Great, this just needs to be added to the documentation :slight_smile:

This is in the documentation already.

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