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[EP-tech] Longtext field: maxlength
- Subject: [EP-tech] Longtext field: maxlength
- From: J.Salter at leeds.ac.uk (John Salter)
- Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:15:24 +0000
Just discovered something that might be useful for others to know:
An EPrints longtext field has a default max character length of 65535 (quite a bit shorter than a database longtext field).
The wiki documentation for a longtext field doesn't mention this default limit.
As this is a default, it can be overridden in the repository config for a field:
name => 'referencetext',
type => 'longtext',
input_rows => 15,
maxlength => 120000, #MySQL longtext can theoretically handle 4G?
Hope that helps someone in the future - someone just uploaded a thesis with 90,000 bytes of reference text - which is how I discovered this!