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2638173 - AlertMessage Field length increase for alertDescriptionLocalized


We are trying to set up new Alert Message Definitions. New fields in AlertMessage are not functioning as expected.     The information on these fields states: "The ‘localized header’ and ‘localized description’ fields can be used to send alert messages in different languages. If left blank, the values in the fields ‘alert header’ and ‘alert description’ are used for all languages."   But both fields are mandatory, and when trying to copy and paste the original text into these fields, it is found that alertDescriptionLocalized cannot hold the number of characters required.



Employee Central 2.0

Reproducing the Issue

Step 1: Create New: AlertMessage

Step 2: Enter data and save without completing localized fields. = Error

Step 3: Try to copy and paste both header and description into localized fields (where description is a paragraph of text) and save. = Can't paste fully.


You can modify configuration of AlertMessage object field lengths.

The standard length of MDF field is 255 characters.

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Please go to Object Definition -> AlertMessage and change for example: alertDescriptionLocalized to 4000 characters to fulfill your business requirement.


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