SAP Knowledge Base Article - Public

2571786 - Length limit for Custom Columns/Fields

Symptom

What is the character limit for the value in Custom Columns?

Environment

SuccessFactors Learning Management System (LMS)

Resolution

Currently the length limit for the value in Custom Columns is not set in characters, the limit is set as 120 bytes.

In the Connector Workbook it is possible to consult the limit for several fields in the system.

Note: Other languages can vary on how many bytes per character. For example Japanese, Chinese and Korean can occupy more bytes depending on the character. It can be from 2 - 4 bytes

UTF-8 uses 1 byte to represent characters in the ASCII set, two bytes for characters in several more alphabetic blocks,
and three bytes for the rest of the BMP. Supplementary characters use 4 bytes.

UTF-16 uses 2 bytes for any character in the BMP, and 4 bytes for supplementary characters.

UTF-32 uses 4 bytes for all characters.

There are string to byte counters calculators online that can help assist you with calculations of characters for each language [These tools are not supported by SAP]

See Also

2404463 - LMS Connectors - Connector Workbooks FAQ

Keywords

Limit, Length, Custom Column, Custom Field, Size, Characters, 120 , KBA , LOD-SF-LMS-SER , Config. Consulting & Service Requests , LOD-SF-LMS-LAN , Language Packs & Translation , Problem

Product

SAP SuccessFactors Learning all versions