Character Limits on Schema Elements

Prerequisites: Ingeniux CMS 10.6 must be installed. See CMS Statistics to check the site version.

In CMS 10.6, administrators can set character limits for the following elements in Schema Designer:
  • Plain text
  • XHTML editor
  • List
    For list elements, administrators can set the maximum limit of items in a list. See List Items Limits for details about limiting list items in list elements.
To set a character limit in a page or component schema element:
  1. Navigate to Administration > Schema Designer > Management.
  2. Choose one of the following steps.
  3. Add an element or navigate to an existing element (e.g., a plain text, XHTML editor, or list element) within the schema that allows character limits.
  4. Optional: Expand the element, and set the total number of allowable characters in the Character Limit field. You can enter this number manually, or use the number picker tool.

    Character Limit on Text Element in Schema

  5. Complete additional fields as needed.
  6. Click Save in the Schema Actions menu.

After you set the character limit on the schema element and sync all the schema's associated content item instances to the latest version, content contributors see the limit reflected in the character count below the field.

Example of the element field character counter in the content item's Edit tab via Site > Site Tree:

Character Limit Counter in Site Tree Content Item

If the field's total character count exceeds the set limit in the content item, then the character counter displays in bold red text. Until content contributors reduce the character count to a number under the set limit, the CMS prevents them from checking in the content item.

Example of the character count exceeding the limit in content item's Edit tab via Site > Site Tree:

Character Count Exceeds Limit

In some cases, plain text, XHTML editor, or list fields may contain text before administrators set and sync character limits via their respective schema elements. If these field values exceed their newly set limits, the system will not truncate character overruns. However, until the character count no longer exceeds the limit, the system will prevent content contributors from checking in new changes to these pages.


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