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2149126 - Increasing the max length of text fields in Employee Profile


Is it possible to change the text fields on employee profile portlets to become text areas rather than a standard text field, so we can increase the amount of characters that can be included in those fields?

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This enhancement is available for Background Element Portlets, and would allow users to visualize a larger box to type their texts. To enable it, follow:

  1. Go to: Manage Business Configuration
  2. Click: Employee Profile
  3. Click: Background Elements
  4. Click in the target Background Element
  5. Click in Details the target field
  6. Field Text Area Enabled, set: Yes
  7. Save


This is how the text area field would appear in a portlet:


See Also

2803695 - Creating and Configuring Background Elements Using BCUI


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