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.
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
This has to be a priority for Microsoft. This limitation is killing us.
This would be really helpful in our organization. Thanks !
Philip Worrell commented
Please update your product to allow for this as it is using us headaches with long links.
Jon Wright commented
With increasing the maximum URL length to 400 characters in SharePoint Online and SharePoint 2019, this seems like an oversight since hyperlinks in SharePoint wont be able to link to SharePoint content.
Merethe Stave commented
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It would be great to fix this, as mentioned below, it's an issue when adding links to a OneNote section in a list or library in SharePoint! Thanks a bunch team!:-)
Can you give an update? Any plans to fix this with SharePoint 2019 and Edge?
Jim Fisher commented
Another issue is when creating links to OneNote pages because OneNote links often exceed 255 characters.
Scott Helmers commented
The Visio team just implemented this fix for hyperlinks embedded in Visio docs and it will have a huge impact on usability going forward.