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2827524 - Import Tool - Import failed due to field maximum length exceeded


Admins are uploading data via Import Tool and it returns a message saying the field maximum length was exceeded.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Download the sample file under:
    1. System Admin>
    2. Tools>
    3. Import Data>
    4. Under Action, select Download Template>
    5. Under Record Type, select the desired file>
    6. Click Submit.
  2. Fill the required fields
  3. Now go to:
    1. System Admin>
    2. Tools>
    3. Import Data>
    4. Under Action, select Import Data>
    5. Fill all other required fields as well we selecting the filled file.
  4. Proceed till it finishes the import process
  5. Check the results
  6. Failure message will be inside the file
  7. You may download the results and check the error



There is a limitation for each field in the file. To confirm the correct length, just hover the mouse over the field header and it will give you the correct value.

correct value.jpg


After confirming the length, file may be edited to the correct value.

See Also

2320061 - Exact Length of an Item ID/CPNT_ID

2560879 - Import Data Tool - Learning Assignment Error - LMS

2251419 - Importing Learning Assignments in bulk using import tool

2266720 - Import Tool error Company ID provided exceeds maximum allowable characters


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