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2776742 - What are the character limits of the Item fields/columns?


What are the character limits of the Item fields/columns?


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The character limits of the Item fields/columns can be found by Searching 'Course Localization File Columns' in this SAP Help portal link.

Note: Languages can vary on how many bytes per character.

For example Japanese, Chinese and Korean can occupy more bytes depending on the character. It can be from 2 - 4 bytes

  • UTF-8 uses 1 byte to represent characters in the ASCII set, two bytes for characters in several more alphabetic blocks, and three bytes for the rest of the BMP. Supplementary characters use 4 bytes.
  • UTF-16 uses 2 bytes for any character in the BMP, and 4 bytes for supplementary characters.
  • UTF-32 uses 4 bytes for all characters.

There are string to byte counters calculators online that can help assist you with calculations of characters for each language [These tools are not supported by SAP]

See Also

  • 2687374 - LMS: Character Limit of LMS User Record Fields
  • 2404463 - LMS Connectors - Connector Workbooks FAQ
  • 2710736  - Maximum length for an Item title


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