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2687374 - LMS: Character Limit of LMS User Record Fields

Symptom

You want to know the character limit of LMS User Record fields

Environment

SAP SuccessFactors Learning

Resolution

Here are the character limits in user records' fields.

Please note that when you are importing the user ID through the import tool/connector the character limit is 90 but when you create this manually on the interface the max is 30.

Field Character Limit Field Character Limit
User ID 30 Time Zone 100
Active (*required) 1 Locale 30
First Name 50 Currency  ID 3
Last Name 50 Related Instructor ID 30
Middle Initial 30 Custom Column Name 300
Gender 1 Custom Column Value 120bytes
Job Code ID 50 Custom Column Name 300
Job Title 100 Custom Column Value 120bytes
Role (*required) 30 Custom Column Name 300
Job Location ID 30 Custom Column Value 120bytes
Domain ID (*required) 30 Custom Column Name 300
Organization ID 30 Custom Column Value 120bytes
Employee Type ID 30 Custom Column Name 300
Employee Status ID 30 Custom Column Value 120bytes
Address 600 Custom Column Name 300
City 50 Custom Column Value 120bytes
State/Province 50 Custom Column Name 300
Postal Code 50 Custom Column Value 120bytes
Country 256 Custom Column Name 300
Region ID 30 Custom Column Value 120bytes
Email Address 128 Custom Column Name 300
Supervisor ID 30 Custom Column Value 120bytes
Coach 30 Custom Column Name 300
Resume 200 Custom Column Value 100
Comments 600 Include in government reporting 1
Account Code ID 30 2483 Legal Entity 90
User May Use Organization Account Code 1 2483 Employee Class 90
Phone Number I 30 Hourly Rate Currency 3
Phone Number Description I 100 Native DeepLink User 1
Phone Number 2 30 Adjusted Hourly Rate Currency 3
Phone Number Description 2 100 Disability Classification ID 90
Phone Number 3 30 Gamification User ID 300
Phone Number Description 3 100

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

2601761 - Character Limit For Import Data Templates

2776742 - What are the character limits of the Item fields/columns?

2404463 - LMS Connectors - Connector Workbooks FAQ

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Product

SAP SuccessFactors Learning all versions