Step 4: Add Transforms

Next, you can optionally add Transforms to clean up any of the data returned by the API before loading it into Yext. For a full list of available Transforms, see the Transforms reference doc .

In the Video Titles and Descriptions, YouTube returns some HTML character references instead of actual characters (e.g., & instead of “&“). We will add a “Find & Replace” transform to check for these HTML character references and swap them out with the corresponding characters.

For replacing & with “&”, the transform would look like this:

Find and Replace Transform

We will also add transforms to find and replace the following:

  • ' with a single quote (‘)
  • " with a double quote (“)