Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Maximum Character Size for Property Definitions
Posted by Ramez Mohsene (M-Files) on 16 July 2019 09:56 PM

1     Overview / Work Notes

The following are the max character field sizes for the various property definition data types.

2     Information

DATA TYPE

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CHARACTERS

Single line text

100

Multi-line text

10,000

Object ID (top of metadata card)

60

File names and paths

256 (Windows limitation) *

* Starting in Windows 10, version 1607, MAX_PATH limitations have been removed from common Win32 file and directory functions. However, you must opt-in to the new behavior.

To enable the new long path behavior:

The registry key HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem LongPathsEnabled (Type: REG_DWORD) must exist and be set to 1.

For more information: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/fileio/naming-a-file

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