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    What is the max character a textarea field can hold?

    Asked by pgentner on August 05, 2015 at 09:55 AM

    When I run a test form, I am able to type a very long essay in the Additional Information box.  Others report being stopped after just a few words---that the box will not accept additional words.  Why is the capacity of this box not consistent, from user to user?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on August 05, 2015 at 01:08 PM

    Hello pgentner,

    I did check your form and found that you have not set any maximum entry limit of your text area field. Please check the screenshot below:

    Please be noted that textarea field can hold up to 40k characters which is virtually unlimited for just a form field. 

    Have you embedded your form in any webpage where you are having this issue with? Please share the webpage URL and we will take a look.

    We will wait for your response.

    Thank you!