Found this earlier tip so will try the Show Message approach with a parameter – thanks Mike!!
Looks like that widget is on its way to being deprecated.
You could check out the FormatString widget. It requires a context object, however, its very flexible in the type of output you can produce.
In Mendix 8 there is not always a need for the Custom String and Format String widgets. The standaard core Text widgets shipped with the modeler, can now use text templates. https://docs.mendix.com/refguide/text#1-introduction
So in my case, I have a microflow that outputs a summary field … Seems like I’ll have to create separate entities for all of these. Has anyone found a workaround to this that doesn’t involve using a widget like CustomSTring? I appreciate both suggestions above; however, both would require me to create separate entities for nine summary fields that I need to display.