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How to limit character in a single text field?

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How can you limit the characters in a single text field?

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Hi there, in the custom form you can't indicate a character limit unfortunately. Here are the character limits that do exist on certain things in WF.
If you're wanting to actually just limit the answers you see in a report of your custom form field, change that column to text mode and add this:
valueexpression=CONCAT(LEFT({DE:Custom Field},100),"...")

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Hi there, in the custom form you can't indicate a character limit unfortunately. Here are the character limits that do exist on certain things in WF.
If you're wanting to actually just limit the answers you see in a report of your custom form field, change that column to text mode and add this:
valueexpression=CONCAT(LEFT({DE:Custom Field},100),"...")

Here is an Idea around this already - please upvote!

If you found this helpful, please mark correct to help others : )

If this helped you, please mark correct to help others : )

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Like Madalyn mentioned below, you cannot limit character count in a single line text field, however, I proposed a solution using multiple calculated custom fields in THIS THREAD to help solve for this.