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Updating a field in Project using SharePoint 2013 workflow RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a project workflow (SharePoint 2013) that takes the existing comments from a Project field and adds in the new comments and writes both the old and new comments back to the project field.  This has been working well until it seems that we have reached a limit for writing back the comments to the project field as below.

    The workflow is suspended and we get the following error message.

    https://zzzzzz.sharepoint.com/sites/iiiiiiiiii-pwa/_api/ProjectServer/WorkflowActivities/UpdateTextProperty(projectId='0d3e8aab-365b-e911-afb5-00155d207f05',propertyId='80d761ea-715a-e911-afb1-00155d209d2d',value=@value)?%40value=%27PLAN+Insurance+Review+Approved+by+fffff+hhhhhhhh+24%2F04%2F2019.+%3C%2Fbr%3E%0APLAN+Insurance+Review+more+info+required+by+fffff+hhhhhhhh+24%2F04%2F2019.+%3C%2Fbr%3E%0APLAN+Tax+Review+Approved+by+fffff+hhhhhhhh+24%2F04%2F2019.+%3C%2Fbr%3E%0APLAN+Tax+Review+more+info+required+by+fffff+hhhhhhhh+24%2F04%2F2019.+%3C%2Fbr%3E%0APLAN+Finance+Review+Approved+by+fffff+hhhhhhhh+24%2F04%2F2019.+%3C%2Fbr%3E%0APLAN+Finance+Review+more+info+required+by+fffff+hhhhhhhh+24%2F04%2F2019.+%3C%2Fbr%3E%0APLAN+Legal+Review+Approved+by+fffff+hhhhhhhh+24%2F04%2F2019.+%3C%2Fbr%3E%0APLAN+Legal+Review+more+info+required+by+fffff+hhhhhhhh+24%2F04%2F2019.+%3C%2Fbr%3E%0APLAN+Prepare+Contract+Approved+by+fffff+hhhhhhhh+24%2F04%2F2019.+%3C%2Fbr%3E%0APLAN+CISO+Approval+Approved+by+fffff+hhhhhhhh+24%2F04%2F2019.+%3C%2Fbr%3E%0APLAN+Lead+Review+Approved+by+fffff+hhhhhhhh+24%2F04%2F2019.+%3C%2Fbr%3E%0APLAN+Review+Approved+by+fffff+hhhhhhhh+24%2F04%2F2019.+%3C%2Fbr%3E%0AIDEA+Review+Approved+by+fffff+hhhhhhhh+24%2F04%2F2019.+%3C%2Fbr%3E%0AIMPLEMENT+Closure+Approved+by+fffff+hhhhhhhh+24%2F04%2F2019.+%3C%2Fbr%3E%0ADELIVER+Contract+Completion+Approved+by+fffff+hhhhhhhh+24%2F04%2F2019.+%3C%2Fbr%3E%0APLAN+zzzzzz+Signing+Approved+by+fffff+hhhhhhhh+24%2F04%2F2019.+%3C%2Fbr%3E%0APLAN+Vendor+Signing+Approved+by+fffff+hhhhhhhh+24%2F04%2F2019.+%3C%2Fbr%3E%0APLAN+Legal+2nd+Review+Approved+by+fffff+hhhhhhhh+24%2F04%2F2019.+%3C%2Fbr%3E%0APLAN+Insurance+Review+Approved+by+fffff+hhhhhhhh+24%2F04%2F2019.+%3C%2Fbr%3E%0APLAN+Tax+Review+Approved+by+fffff+hhhhhhhh+24%2F04%2F2019.+%3C%2Fbr%3E%0APLAN+Finance+Review+Approved+by+fffff+hhhhhhhh+24%2F04%2F2019.+%3C%2Fbr%3E%0APLAN+Legal+Review+Approved+by+fffff+hhhhhhhh+24%2F04%2F2019.+%3C%2Fbr%3E%0APLAN+Prepare+Contract+Approved+by+fffff+hhhhhhhh+24%2F04%2F2019.+%3C%2Fbr%3E%0APLAN+CISO+Approval+Approved+by+fffff+hhhhhhhh+24%2F04%2F2019.+%3C%2Fbr%3E%0APLAN+Lead+Review+Approved+by+fffff+hhhhhhhh+24%2F04%2F2019.+%3C%2Fbr%3E%0APLAN+Review+Approved+by+fffff+hhhhhhhh+24%2F04%2F2019.+%3C%2Fbr%3E%0AIDEA+Review+Approved+by+fffff+hhhhhhhh+24%2F04%2F2019.+%3C%2Fbr%3E%0A%27 Correlation Id: 6dfed59e-7060-8000-8749-3911b2ffe037 Instance Id: f431a6a7-b043-407d-a07d-6faf0f630fed 
    Retry now 

    Can you please let me know the character limit or what other method can I use to get the information updated in the project field.

    Thanks

    Fiona

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019 11:52 PM

All replies

  • Hi Fiona,

    assuming you are using a multiline text field, the limit is 4000 characters.

    If you need more characters, you may think about writing values to a SharePoint list to keep complete history?

    Barbara

    Thursday, April 25, 2019 5:05 AM
    Moderator