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Add character limit in text field

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How can we add a character limit in our text fields? Is this even possible?

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Hi,

 

unfortunately that is not possible. Having limitation and validation possibilities on custom fields would be something really, really helpful.

 

Perhaps you can create another idea for this, to give a hint to Adobe.

 

Regards

Lars

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Level 9

Hi,

 

unfortunately that is not possible. Having limitation and validation possibilities on custom fields would be something really, really helpful.

 

Perhaps you can create another idea for this, to give a hint to Adobe.

 

Regards

Lars

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@stan255 

 

I needed something similar recently but had to just fall back on the LEN({value}) expression in another field which gave the user an idea of how many characters they were using.

Not really a fix but guided the requester.

 

Andy

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Hey @AndyKent, this is a good workaround. Is it possible to add an IF statement into the LEN function?

For example, if LEN > 10, add text "Too long". If LEN < 4, add text "Too short".

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Sure, you could try:

IF(LEN({name}) <40, "Good!", "Too Many!")
 
'<40' being the character limit although you may want to play around with this as 41 may be the number you need to return the desired result.

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Thanks for helping out, @AndyKent.

 

I gave this a shot and it's giving me N/A. Here's the full formula:

IF(LEN({NAME}) <10, "Over 10", "Less 10")
 
FYI,
LEN({NAME}) - This works