Remove the 255 character restriction on Hyperlink fields
There is currently a 255 character restriction on Hyperlink fields. This restriction impedes ability to save Urls that might include hash values are long query strings. Some examples where this is really common are links to SSRS reports (with parameters) and Search urls that contain refinements.
Thanks for your suggestions. We agree this can be a little restrictive and we’re going to look into it.
Going to add to this, basically everything in Teams (meetings, conversations, items in a list, etc.) are all over 255 characters, makes to really hard to reference them in a List.
Has to be addressed!
Just running across this tonight, trying to paste in a Teams Live link into a list....too long....
Now I'll have to use bit.ly or something to shrink it. Seems counterproductive.
Thinking about updating a database field for 4.5 years... really? 255 is way to short even for your OWN meeting products.
Trying to add Teams Live links that are way more than 255! Ugh Makes it difficult
How much longer will you guys be "thinking about it"?
Change it already, on ALL MS applications. This is increasingly becoming a problem for me in my Fortune 100 organization.
Four years to look into it...c'mon man.
Pretty much any teams generated link for our organization exceeds 400 characters. The multi line text field work around is useless as it has its own limitations - like not being able to be filtered.
It’s also not possible to use the link for your MS Teams live event audience. These links are always approx 277 charterers...
Addi Gevers commented
We are using sharepoint extensively and this limitation is causing many issues with our workflow as most URLs we use from other system are above. Not sure why there is this limitation, makes no sense to me
Sharepoint should work better with Forms - because responses in forms have a 4k character limit, with no way to limit the characters.
Not only is this an issue for URLs but for standard comments being able to be larger than 255 characters.
For instance when using MS Forms a text box can contain some thousands of characters. When imported to a Sharepoint single line text the form submission is rejected when this is greater than 255 characters.
This I feel is restrictive in the extreme. Please change this as soon as possible.
Todd Kravos commented
It was bad with on-prem SharePoint, but now with SharePoint online, it's even worse. I can't believe this is still an opportunity to be addressed.
If you use the json column formatting for multi line column you'll get a hyperlink as a column.
"href": "='' + @currentField"
Cant believe this is still an issue in 2020 in SharePoint Online, frankly its ridiculous. SharePoint cant share a link to a document on its own application.
As a workaround, simply use the Quick Links webpart which has no limit on number of characters in links.
Paul M commented
Trying to get Teams and Sharepoint adopted across the organisation - this is a blocking point.
Its more than a little restrictive - its a fundamental flaw.
Joel Cruz commented
I agree with previous comment pertaining to the SharePoint hyperlink issues in the Corporate environments.
The last Admin response was back in 2016.
What is the latest status on this issue?
Chip Linthicum commented
This is becoming more and more problematic for me in a corporate environment. I'm trying to add links to other documents and sites in my company, but the links are resulting in >256 characters. The only workaround would be for me to create small (vanity) links which then redirect to the full link, but that is not easy to do. I'm anxious to see this one get fixed. I don't recall having this problem in older versions of SharePoint.
So everyone knows, a workaround is to use a multi-line text field, and insert links into those fields it will allow for longer URL