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Custom Object field limit of 255 char - any workaround?

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edited May 23, 2019 5:26PM in System Admin and Configuration 1 comment

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Custom object due to multiple rows needed - data longer than 255 char

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Use Case: I have built a Custom Notes Object related to an Organization - when I import data into this object it can create multiple rows of data based on the date and type of note but all related to a single Org. It works fine. But I can't figure out any way to get more that 255 char into the notes field and frequently the data I need to display will be longer than 255.

The way I understand Custom Fields (which can be 4000 chars for a text area field) I could not do one of those to meet this need on the Org record because if I tried to load multiple rows of data to it, it would overwrite each time. It would not have a date field to understand the different note is being loaded. 

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