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Editor Presentation - What's the difference between String and Text

Mahari Hill (4861177230) | asked Nov 28 '17, 8:23 a.m.

CLM 603

I don't see anything documented. When creating a editor presentation of a field that you selected as small string, you now have a choice of String or Text. What is the difference? Also, is there a "length" difference?


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Ralph Schoon (63.2k33646) | answered Dec 08 '17, 5:10 a.m.
edited Dec 08 '17, 5:11 a.m.

It is easy enough to try out the difference between the editor presentation types. Configure the editor presentation one way, create a work item, change the presentation kind and create a new one (takes about a minute). 

The difference between

1. Kind Text and
2. Kind String 

is that

1. Text kind is for an multi line entry
2. String is just one line to enter

With respect to

Also, is there a "length" difference?

A presentation is a presentation. It only presents something in some way. The data is finally stored in a relational database and current relational database systems basically have length limitations for columns.

So the obvious answer is that there is a length limitation (different for small, medium,.... string) and changing the presentation does not change the limitation.

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