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I'm needing to create a field that will be to capture text, but it could be more than 500 characters and sometimes less.  When creating a custom field, for selecting a field type, I assume I need to select "Text Field (multi-line)" but my question is where is any documentation showing the allowed length of each field type and so on?

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Hello, 

I have never seen such documentation but for single line text it would be 255 characters, for multi-line  there are  no limits(of course there are but it is almost impossible for you to hit it and it is much more than 500 characters) 

The length of a text field is limited by database storage, but you can put in a vast amount before you hit it.  Far more than a human will ever bother to read (in that format)

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