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: John Woodford1715 16 Nov 2007
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IBM Lotus should remove the 32K limit size on text fields and view colums. There should be no artifial limit on this



1) Slawek Rogulski8874 (16 Nov 2007)
All legacy limits should be removed.
2) Mika Heinonen3551 (16 Nov 2007)
Yes, the 16K and 32K limits have been around for too long. Doing all fields with RichText is too cumbersome. Make the text fields 4GB of size, as Strings in LS are too.
3) Scott Gentzen256 (21 Nov 2007)
Agreed.

I've had to do a lot of goofy things to groups to work around the 32k limit. And don't get me started on that "extended" configuration in Quickplace. I couldn't imagine what really large orgs have to do it.
4) Kevin Pettitt832 (29 Nov 2007)
This is one of the things that makes an easy argument against Notes as an application platform and I have personnally seen it used to help justify a move to .NET. Getting this limit up to something that makes sense in 2007 would at least take away that argument. I also have to think that by now whatever technical limitation existed 10 years ago is less relevant.

Admittedly, there could be problems with backward compatibity in a mixed/legacy environment, so this would have to be done carefully.
5) Sjef Bosman2089 (31 Dec 2007)
Hm, but then anyone can pass the Notes exams... ;-))
6) Nick Radov1333 (01 Feb 2008)
Now that we have 64-bit software, artificial limits of any sort can no longer be justified.
7) Mike Woolsey5008 (11 Feb 2011)
I'd really like to have it expanded to the 1 MB range, but there are always limits.

I've never seen a displacement of Oracle that attacks the 4k limit on text fields. Nor anyone who excluded Word for Windows based on their appallingly-low limit on document text (which I've hit more than once).
8) Mike Woolsey5008 (06 Sep 2014)
This was requested at Lotusphere 2008 at Meet the Developers. How's it going?










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