SharePoint tip of the day – beware of the default 255 characters limit on your note field


If you want to store more than 255 characters in your note field (it’s filled quite fast, it’s slightly bigger than 1 sms message…) ensure that you add the UnlimitedLengthInDocumentLibrary=”TRUE” in your field definition otherwise you’ll be stuck when a user wants to enter more than 255 characters in the field (whether it is manually or programmatically)

Regular note field :
<Field Type="Note" DisplayName="FVE_A" Required="FALSE" NumLines="10" RichText="FALSE" Sortable="FALSE" Group="Custom Columns" ID="{9b4f21da-1777-49b9-9fee-12c06be43f78}" SourceID="{b1665635-4378-4ac1-947e-dd6592bb1cd1}" StaticName="FVE_A" Name="FVE_A"></Field>


Unlimited note field (max allowed by nvarchar in SQL)

<Field Type="Note" DisplayName="FVE_B" Required="FALSE" UnlimitedLengthInDocumentLibrary="TRUE" NumLines="6" RichText="FALSE" Sortable="FALSE" Group="Custom Columns"

ID="{c80e9e77-3e06-4404-81d1-af07c6210bad}" SourceID="{b1665635-4378-4ac1-947e-dd6592bb1cd1}" StaticName="FVE_B" Name="FVE_B"></Field>

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