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Enable the text field character counter

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Enable the text field character counter

By default, multi-line text fields have a 4000 character limit. To help users see how many characters remain before they reach the limit, you can enable the glide.ui.textarea.character_counter property.

Before you begin

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About this task

This property adds a counter under text fields, such as the Additional Comments and Work notes fields. The counter is dynamically updated as users enter text.


  1. Navigate to System Properties > UI Properties.
  2. Select the check box next to Character counter for textarea (journal and multi line text fields).
  3. Click Save.
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