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How To Resolve Field Length Warning

Feb 10, 2017 at 08:42 PM


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Hi everyone,

We've probably all seen this warning at some point:

"Please ensure that the value doesn’t exceed XX characters, otherwise it will be cut off at runtime."

The "XX" is dependent on the field being populated (usually 8, 10, 40, etc.)

In the past, I've ignored it because i make sure the length isn't exceed.

However, it appears that, as of the 1702 upgrade, you can no longer activate ABSL scripts where this is violated for ID-type fields.

What is the correct way to actually resolve the issue? Even if i manually define the data type with an intermediate variable (instead of attempting to set the instance element value directly) i still get the warning when i set the value of the variable and it still prevents activation.

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Horst Schaude
Feb 13, 2017 at 01:03 PM

Hello Dan,

This looks strange to me.
Do you have an example of the warning during activation (incl. code)?


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Dan Edelman Feb 13, 2017 at 04:14 PM


Thanks for taking the time to reply. It appears to have resolved as of this morning, but it was without a doubt occurring on Friday. Possibly something client-side, though I haven't updated the Cloud Application Studio (or even restarted my computer).

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Hello Dan,

Maybe the system longed for the weekend too. :-)