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2485422 - Number of characters of Family/Role name are different in english and russian locale


The number of characters in Family/Role name are not the same in english and russian locale


  • Job Profile Builder

Reproducing the Issue

1. The Family/Role name can contain max-length of 128 characters in english locale (en_US)





2. In Russian locale the Family/Role name allows only 64 characters



  • The issue is not about the number of characters in different languages. It is the number of bytes taken by different character set.
  • Family/Role are generic object entities and the maximum allowed value for this column is 128 bytes.
  • For English characters, number of bytes used for each character is 1 so we can type up to 128 characters (i.e.fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff).
  • But for Russian characters, each character is taking 2 bytes so the maximum characters that are allowed is : 128/2 = 64 (i.e. Ef (Cyrillic) : ф)
  • This is a limitation of the system of not allowing more than 128 bytes as the name


Allowed number of characters in Family/Role name are not the same in all locales , KBA , LOD-SF-TIH-JPB , Job Profile Builder , Problem


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