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3261820 - Textarea character limit in Job Application - Recruiting Management


This article provides more information on the character limit for textarea fields in the Job Application. 

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The textarea field has a 4000-character limit for non-Mobile Apply instances and a 1024-character limit for Mobile Apply instances.

Mobile Apply, in this case does not mean an application made via a mobile phone or the career site being accessed via a mobile phone. Mobile Apply instances are those instances with the following settings enabled: Admin Center > Manage Recruiting Sites > Enable V12 External Career Site > Enable Mobile Apply. 

When the instance has Mobile Apply and the textarea field is populated with more than 1024 characters, a message similar to 'Answer size should be 1024 character or less' will appear. 

Note: The Implementation guide only mentions textarea as 'Multiple lines of alphanumeric text with a 4000-character limit' but this information is incomplete. The 4000-character limit only applies for non-Mobile Apply instances.

See Also

Implementation Guide - Job Application Field Definition: Attributes


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