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2403592 - How to add Character Limit for comment fields - Performance Management and 360 Multi-Rater


  • Under centain circumstance, there's a requirement to add character limit for PM or 360 forms.
  • There is a quite simple way to add the limit for all comment boxes in a form.
  • This KBA will be focusing on how to use meta-enforce-rte-limit in XML.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors Performance Management
  • SAP SuccessFactors 360 Multi-Rater


  • meta-enforce-rte-limit is a optional code that allows user to add the 4000 character limits for all the comments box in the form.
  • Once this option is turned on, the expected behavior is that a pop up window appears showing the hightlighted text input by user is exceeding 4000 characters.
  • To turn this option on, we need to add <meta-enforce-rte-limit>true</meta-enforce-rte-limit> right after <meta-scale> in <fm-meta> section. 

    Please Note: As a customer, you do not have access to Provisioning. To complete tasks in Provisioning, contact your Implementation Partner. For our list of supported configuration changes, please refer to this article 2250186 - SCR Form: XML Software Change Requests for PM / Mutli-Rater Templates.

    To Partners, please refer to the PM v12A Implementation Guide. For Configuration or Implementation assistance, please submit your questions to Partner Delivery Community.

  • Here is the screenshot for reference:

    PM Form

         360 Form

           rte limit 360.jpg



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