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Set a character count on a field

Created by Contensis product team, last modified by r.bromley on 24 Sep 2020

The number of characters validation rule checks that the number of characters in a text field meets a minimum or maximum value or is between a range of values.

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A text field displaying a characater count, the numver of characters currently typed and the range that it supports
An example of a text field with a character count range applied.

How to set the validation

With a content type open for editing:

  1. Select the field you want to set a character count rule for and pick the Validation tab from the Field Settings panel.
  2. Choose one of the following options from the Number of characters dropdown:

Between allows you to set the minimum and maximum values for an expected character range.

e.g. Requires between 200 - 300 characters

Minimum of allows you to set an expected minimum value that needs to be met.

e.g. Requires a minimum of 200 characters

Maximum of allows you to set the maximum number of characters that can be entered.

e.g. Requires a maximum of 200 characters
  1. An alternative validation message can be added by entering it in the Validation message text box. This will be displayed if the field fails validation when published.
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