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2594137 - Is there a max length for Custom Fields in the Data Model?


  • Can we change the "max-length" of custom fields in the Data Model?
  • I have updated the max-length of the custom field to a number greater than 255 without fail. However, when I tried entering a value greater than 255 characters in the field, an error appears.


BizX Platform

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Export Data Model from Provisioning
  2. Update the "max-lenght" of the custom field to a number greater than 255.
  3. Import the Data Model
  4. Try to enter a value greater 255 and receive an error.


SuccessFactors will only support a maximum length of 255 characters.


  • SuccessFactors do not support fields with >255 characters.
  • The "max-length" configured in the Data Model should be <=255.


Field, Character, Length, Custom, Standard, Maximum, 255, Data Model, PLT-67466 , KBA , LOD-SF-PLT , Platform Foundational Capabilities , Problem


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