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Length of Occupation field?

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Created on: 12/10/09 03:59 PM Views: 1436 Replies: 1
Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 3:59 PM

A classmate posted a new profile. She was cut off in the middle of a word, after the 50th character. Typing more characters seemed to do nothing.

The fact that it is a mutiple of 10 suggests that is is a hard-coded limitation (a CHAR instead of a VARCHAR, as it were). If you are not planning to allow more characters, could you perhaps mention the 50-character limit in the form?

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Friday, December 11, 2009 at 9:09 AM - Response #1

If you are having problems with the "Occupation" length, you could use the Profile Generator and add a new field called "Occupation" and disable the old field. You could make the new field a Long Comment field so that 8192 characters could be entered.

If you disabled the original "Occupation" field, all classmates who were using that field would now not display anything there. Any information they typed would not display.

So, I would recommend adding a field directly underneath the "Occupation" field and say "Additional Occupation Details" that they could fill out if necessary.


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Edited 12/11/09 9:10 AM
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