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How many characters can a UDF support?

Hi, everybody

I read from a thread on this forum that a UDF (User Defined Field) can support a maximum of 64,000 characters.

custom fields on ar invoice

(a) Does this 64,000 refer to the maximum per document (for each AR Invoice), or does it refer to the total for all documents?

I also learn that it is possible to exceed the 64,000 limit using SDK.

(b) Is this correct? What is the upper limit in this case?

Thanks

Leon

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  • Posted on Oct 14, 2019 at 10:49 AM

    Only 254 allowed

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  • Posted on Oct 14, 2019 at 01:36 PM

    Hi Leon,

    Create a UDF with

    Type as Alphanumeric,

    Structure as Text.

    It is - Long Text 256000 characters.

    Regards,

    Chella

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    • Hi, Mukesh

      Thanks for your reply.

      I don't think you are talking about the same thing as the author of the article I mentioned.

      You said max = 254; the other author says max = 64,000.

      So, probably you are talking about different things. There cannot be such a big difference!

      Let me guess:

      I think you mean this:

      Suppose you have a UDF in a certain document. Then you can type 254 character (max) in that single field in that document.

      Right?

      And I think the author of the article means this:

      Suppose you have a UDT (table) called UDF 1, and there is a UDF (UDF 1) in the UDT.

      Then the author means: If there are many rows in your (marketing document), and in each row there is the same UDF, then you can fill in all the UDFs in that document, provided the total number of characters in all the rows don't exceed 64,000.

      What interests me is this:

      If you fill all the UDFs in the rows of a document, how many characters can you type?

      64,000? or 254?

      Really, I don't know. I am confused.

      Kindly correct me if I misunderstood.

      Regards,

      Leon

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