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Comment Field Length


What is the maximum length for a Test Result comment?



I believe it is a varchar(max) data type and as such:

It can store maximum of 2 147 483 647 Non-Unicode characters (i.e. maximum storage capacity is: 2GB).

The comment field is on the test_changes table


Hi Phil, Brian,

Yes, that’s correct and there’s no (practical) limitation on how much text you can store in the test result comment field. The technical limit would be around 2GB usually but this also depends a bit on the database server engine and (future) versions.