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WSS 2.0 Choice column type question

  Asked By: Bob    Date: Jan 07    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2571

Searched the Help files and Googling and did not find the answer. Is there a
maximum number of choices you can type into a Choice column? Is it



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Laura Walker     Answered On: Jan 07
Answer #2    Answered By: Keenan Whitehead     Answered On: Jan 07

This article lists the different column  types and the limit of each
type, which can be extremely helpful. But I don't know if it fully
answers your question.
If I understand your question  correctly, you want to know if there's
a limit on how many ITEMS you can place within a choice  column.
Personally, I have never hit a limit on the number  of items you can
choose. We have lists that have 50 (all states); 75 (the number of
businesses we have); and 110 (the number of individual locations). So
far none of the lists have complained but the users have because the
list is so long.

Answer #3    Answered By: Gopal Jamakhandi     Answered On: Jan 07

The limits in this knowledge base article are for WSS v2:

With Windows SharePoint Services, you can create the following numbers
of each column  type for each list or library:
* 64 Single line of text and choice  (drop-down menu or radio buttons)
* 31 Multiple lines of text and Choice (check boxes (allow multiple
* 32 number  and currency
* 32 Hyperlink
* 16 Date and time
* 16 Lookup
* 16 Yes/No
* 8 Calculated

WSS v3 has at least four times this number and may be unlimited (haven't
had time to test yet).

The number of choices  probably has a finite limit
based upon the number of characters in all the choices and their
delimiters. However, you will probably run into a practical limit based
upon the number of options that users can choose from when the choices
are presented as checkboxes, radio buttons, or a dropdown list.

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