Frequently Asked Questions
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Limit of 1000 characters in notification message contents, a workaround
Posted by Henri Huhtamäki (M-Files) on 25 April 2019 03:38 PM

Problem description

There is a database level restriction of how many characters notification messages can have.

You will notice this limitation when inserting notification message contents in workflow state. The input field will not allow a message exceeding 1000 characters.

Workaround

The workaround is to use property placeholders for static parts in notification contents. You can create properties containing text that are inserted in the contents when sending the message.
This way the object that is stored in database does not have over 1000 characters in the message field but the actual message that is sent will have all the required contents.

Example of metadata card containing properties Static text property 1 & 2 (IDs 1149 and 1150 respectively). Please note that you can also hide the properties from non-admin users.

 Example of notification message settings.

 Example of received message.



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