item descriptuion length

viswanathviswanath Member Posts: 24
hai all
this is viswanath
i am having a problem with item card description field
by default it is only 30 in length
but my client wants that the field should be minimum of 300 in length
if i change the length or creat a new description field with 300 ,
i know that there may be so many conflicts with that, in upgradations , in every object which reflects this description field and with hotfix too
is it suggestable?
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any type of suggessions are appriciated
thanx in advance

Comments

  • kinekine Member Posts: 12,562
    1) Max text field length is 250
    2) If you make such a field, you will have problems with creating indexes with this field
    3) You will be not able to print the text correctly on any report
    4) I recommend to use new, separate fields for that or use the related table for that (something like comments).
    5) Purpose of the Description field is "short Item description". What the user wants is out of scope of this field and will be better to keep it outside the field...
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  • qkambaleqkambale Member Posts: 37
    Description length of 300!! :shock:
    Which kind of client is this-if U don't mind me asking?
    Anyway,there usually is a field called Description2 in Navision.
    That can dully be of help.
    Where do they add all these texts?Is it on the item Card description or is it when they are making Orders? :-k
  • SavatageSavatage Member Posts: 7,142
    You can always use the Item's "Extended Text" to store more info on that item. It doesn't all need to be in the description. Even thou I agree 30 Is way too short we use description 2 to double the size
    Item.Description+' '+Item."Description 2"

    To get a longer description & we use the Extended Text also.

    I try to use what's already there before adding something new.
  • MalajloMalajlo Member Posts: 294
    NAV uses Extended texts for long descriptions. That way your documents look nicer (proper alignment, no empty lines)
  • viswanathviswanath Member Posts: 24
    hai savatage
    i tried this extended test
    but i am not able to get that into reprts
    only the standard test is coming into the reports
    is there any way to get extended text into reports/
    i have created extended text for an item
    and tried to pull that into reports by clicking insert ext.text function in orders
    but i was not able to get that into report
    by selecting standard text i am getting the standard text code and description into reports but not the extended text
    is there any field to activate ?
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  • DenSterDenSter Member Posts: 8,304
    Open the Item Card, click the Item button, select 'Extended Text'. Figure out which tables are involved and you should be able to understand how it all works and how to use it.
  • ssinglassingla Member Posts: 2,973
    qkambale wrote:
    Description length of 300!! :shock:
    Which kind of client is this-if U don't mind me asking?
    :-k

    I am encountering one such type. The Item name is as follow
    COMPARATOR STAND TO CHECK LENGTH FOR PINS WORKING LENGTH 550MM, WORKING TABLE 250 X 150MM, TABLE THICKNESS 35MM, WITH RESTING PILLARS 4 NOS. (HARD & GROUND) WITH FINE ADJUSTMENT OF NUT OF DIAL
    CA Sandeep Singla
    http://ssdynamics.co.in
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