Errors encountered during test script upload with Excel addin
Question ID: 109012

I am getting errors that the step description is to long for an excel test script that I am trying to upload into HP ALM. Is there a way to increase the size limit from 255 to a greater value?
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Asked on May 1, 2019 1:45 am
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In the Excel Add-in users guide it says the following about the size of the fields

Field data must not exceed the field size in ALM.
Only plain text and hyperlinks are uploaded to ALM. Any graphics are ignored, and formattingis removed.

The Description field in ALM is a Memo field that has no size limit in ALM

On the database side the ST_DESCRIPTION field is defined as varchar(max) which can hold a maximum of 2,147,483,647 characters.

There should not be a 255 character limitation on the description field

Check your mapping make sure that you have mapped the fields to cells correctly and that you do not have two fields pointing to the description cell.

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I found that I had actually mapped the step name and the step description to the step description column once I fixed this it worked
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