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2713186 - The question text must not exceed 1,333 characters


 When creating a new question in either Question Library or under Assessments, when attempting to save the question that was created, an error is seen. The error states "The Question text must not exceed 1,333 characters"



SAP SuccessFactors Learning Management System (LMS)

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Content -> Assessments
  2. Either create a new Assessment or edit an existing one
  3. Make sure that the question has a length of more than 1325 characters (one byte characters)
  4. Attempt to save the question
  5. Error will be seen


We have to limit the amount of bytes to fit the database table size of varchar2(4000). While we could accommodate more bytes, up to 4000, we support Unicode which can have one character be 3 bytes. We have to have validation warning messages for all scenarios. There are also hidden HTML tags that are added as well which count towards the overall amount of bytes.


You will need to adhere to the validation warning message. There are no configurations to override this warning.

You can go through our enhancement request process to change the current behavior of the product. Please look at 2090228 for more information on this process.


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