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    Is there any way to limit the number of characters of textarea?

    Asked by marythomson on August 30, 2015 at 05:47 PM

    Is there any way to limit the number of characters that can be used in a message.[Problem: There is a mentally challenged individual who is spamming our church--sending messages with pages and pages of text. A character limit would really help!]


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    Answered by blakefam on August 30, 2015 at 06:32 PM

    If you are allowing respondents to enter a message via a text box, you can limit the number of characters.

    In edit mode, place your cursor in the text box area.

    click on the settings wheel - top right hand corner of the area you are working in.

    scroll down to show properties - click

    the fourth setting you can use limits the number of characters.

    choose a number and fingers crossed - problem solved.

    unless of course I didn't understand your question properly in which case my response is probably way off the mark.


    good luck



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    Answered by ashwin_d on August 31, 2015 at 07:11 AM

    Hello marythomson,

    Do you mean to say that you want to restrict the number of character user can input in textarea of your form? Yes it is possible to achieve your requirement by setting the "Maximum Entry Limit" attribute of textarea field. Please check the screenshot below how to set the "Maximum Entry Limit": 


    Hope this helps.

    Do get back to us if you meant to ask something else.

    Thank you!