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Character Field

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Country: United_Kingdom

Character Field

I'm looking to link what brands my customers and suppliers use in act as a searchable field. I have created a field and drop down list to do this using character input. Which works fine except i cannot put in all the different options because the character field appears to be limited. Is there any way that the character field can be made unlimited or extended significantly?

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Country: USA

Re: Character Field

How many characters did you declare for the field you created?

Roy Laudenslager
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Country: USA

Re: Character Field

Are you referring to the define field length?

Menu Tools | Define Fields.

Double click on field, hit Next, increase the field length to your largest number of Charc.


In your Contact/Company and or Group layout make sure the field size is long enough to show your longest charcater drop-down list.