I do have an InfoPath form in which I want to add a people Picker Field to validate a bulk of users that is normally more than 256 char , but I always get this alerting message (Item cannot be more than 256 characters)

I am looking for a solution avoiding any coding , however I tried a work around to feed the people picker by a multi line text field that accepts more than 256 char but it didn't help in the validation option.

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These are built-in limits for list columns, both in SharePoint sites and on list forms, 255 characters for Person or group column and 63999 characters for Multiple line of Text Column.

There is no way around it if you are accepting OOB solutions only.

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