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FAQ: What is the character limit in a text question type field in Survey123 for ArcGIS?

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What is the character limit in a text question type field in Survey123 for ArcGIS?

Answer

The default limit for the number of characters in a text question type field is 255.

However, users can change the character limit when creating a survey in Survey123 Connect for ArcGIS with the bind:esri:fieldLength column in the XLSForm. The bind:esri:fieldLength column in the survey worksheet of the XLSForm defines the length of the text question field and limits the number of characters that users can input in the text question field. This allows the users to set the maximum number of characters of the text question type field.

For example, if users want to allow the text question type field character limit to 1,000, set the value of the bind:esri:fieldLength column to 1000.

Screenshot of the bind::esri:fieldLength column with a value

To increase the character limit without expanding the field length, enter the multiline value in the appearance column of the text question type.

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