I'm creating the list with choice field(Multi Selection). In this I'm having more than 300 options to be added in single choice field. So I want to know the maximum limitation of options for the choice field in SharePoint 2013

  • For such amount of choice options it is better to create a new custom list to save all values, and instead of using choice column create a lookup column to that list.
    – martusha
    May 27, 2016 at 8:37

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Choice field maximum value : 255 & size of column: 30 bytes

Choice (multiple selection) field maximum value: 350 & size of column: 22 bytes

Reference: Software boundaries and limits for SharePoint 2013

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    Is this is the maximum option count?I thought it is the length of the value we gave for options? May 27, 2016 at 9:38
  • But what does it mean - 30 bytes ? I have choice column with 10 options, each option contains 50 characters. Why I am not facing any issues with limitation?
    – Raf
    Mar 5, 2020 at 7:20

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