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3062820 - Character limit is not enforced for the textarea fields of application templates – Recruiting Management


The system does not currently enforce the character limit for the textarea fields of application templates.


SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Management

Reproducing the Issue

1. Add more than 4000 characters in a textarea field in the application page
2. Note that the system can save more than 4000 characters


There is no character limiter in the current code.


Engineering has addressed this and the correction is planned for deployment with the next release 2H2021.
Note that the limit will then be set to 1024 characters.

This will apply to the following : 

  1. Applicant Profile
  2. Legacy Job Application
  3. Mobile Apply

This fix is backwards-compatible: any text larger than 1024 added before this code fix will not be automatically truncated to the 1024 limit.
However, characters cannot be added to these until the user has cut them under the 1024 character limit.

Note comments limit will remain at 4000 characters (see KBA 2656174 - Character Limit in Comments Fields - Recruiting Management)


comments field, application, character, limitation, limit, RCM-96871, RCM-96877, INC0625485 , KBA , LOD-SF-RCM-APP , Applicants and Job Applications , Known Error


SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting all versions