Length of a comment or Notes attribute field

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06-30-2016 08:19 AM
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Hello everyone,

How do you recommend to create a field for Comments or Notes in a feature class?

as a text field? What will be the maximum size?

Thanks.

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Jose,

I think this will all depend on what information you are putting in. Maybe keep it to under 255 characters if you want to export it to a shapefile or so (since that is about the max length of a shapefile text field).

This link will give you some info on file geodatabase size limits:

File geodatabase size and name limits—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop

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Regular Contributor II

Maximum length for text field is :

  • For shape file      >  254
  • For feature class >  2147483647