How many characters are allowed in a survey's long answer and short answer boxes?

  • 0
  • 2
  • Question
  • Updated 5 years ago
  • Answered
  • (Edited)
I can't find where the site may tell me how long a "long answer" and a "short answer" are in a survey form element. How many characters for each? If I expand the box for the long answer type (by moving the hash-mark grabber in the bottom right corner), does that increase the character limit?
Photo of Jenn Starnes

Jenn Starnes

  • 8 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like

Posted 5 years ago

  • 0
  • 2
Photo of Katie Lewis

Katie Lewis, Official Rep

  • 3414 Posts
  • 309 Reply Likes
Official Response
There isn't a way to increase the character limit, but I can tell you that the short answer field is limited to 250 characters. For the general note box, it's 500 characters.
Photo of Jenn Starnes

Jenn Starnes

  • 8 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
Thank you, Katie! Please consider noting this on the survey page. However, I'm not talking about the general note box, but rather the Long Answer box. Is it 500 characters as well?
Photo of ABEM

ABEM

  • 5 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Did Katie ever answer this question? I want the answer, too!
Photo of Katie Lewis

Katie Lewis, Official Rep

  • 3414 Posts
  • 309 Reply Likes
Official Response
I'm so sorry for missing this! You're right, the general note and long answer box has a 500-character limit.
Photo of ABEM

ABEM

  • 5 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
What is the character limit for responses on the "long answer" survey option?.


I read that short answers have a character limit of 250 characters. What is the limit for long answers?
Photo of ABEM

ABEM

  • 5 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Ok, thanks!