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2656174 - Character Limit in Comments Fields – Recruiting Management


This article provides information about the size limitation for Comments fields in Recruiting.


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It it is not possible to exceed the 4000-character limit in textarea fields. It is an expected behavior for the Comments box as this section is designed to capture brief comments, as opposed to larger documents, feedback, or information. Only in the Job Application template can you exceed 4,000-character limit for a textarea field.


  • If you would like to have this functionality added to the system outside of application template, feel free to provide your feedback to the Product Management team via the Customer Influence portal as per KBA 2090228, where other customers will also have the opportunity to support your functionality request. 

See Also

  • 2090228 - How to Submit Ideas for SAP SuccessFactors Products
  • 2372468 - How to Check if the Performance Form has 4000 Character Limit
  • 3062820 - Character limit is not enforced for the textarea fields of application templates – Recruiting Management


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