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I have an InfoPath Form which submits the text of a textbox and saves it in a SharePoint list. Whenever a user types in more than 255 characters and I want to edit the element in the SharePoint list (e.g. change the value of a custom field) an error appears that the textbox cannot contain more than 255 characters.

It's weird because initially the column can contain more than 255 characters but as soon as I want to edit the element, I get this error.

My question is: How can I turn off the limitation OR how can I display a character counter next to my InfoPath textbox?

Thanks for your help

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YOu have to check the Allow unlimit length checkbox on the list column's properties page

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Thanks, that works fine if I create a new column. Unfortunately, I can't change the property for an existing column, is it possible to change it? imagebanana.com/view/7ovt483z/Unbenannt.png –  aydinch Jun 8 '11 at 14:22
    
are you sure you are in the list settings and the clicked the list column? Another thing is you might have enough permissions to do this –  Colin Jun 8 '11 at 14:24
    
I think the setting cannot be changed on some default columns. On custom column types you should be able to change this setting even after creation. –  Shihan Jul 6 '11 at 8:50
    
Thanks Colin it worked for me :) I was using a designer form with lots of dynamically created fields in it, was all working fine till today, still cant find out what happened suddenly. –  user4686 Sep 7 '11 at 19:34
    
Very helpful answer, +1. One of the reasons I dislike SharePoint. –  DeeMac Jan 17 '13 at 17:01

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