Character limits for uploading list variables

System limitations exist for the maximum amount of characters that can be mapped and displayed in script variables:

  • Address line 1, Address line 2, and Zip (3 combined): 100 characters total
  • Age, Gender, and Party (3 combined): 100 characters total
  • ALL Early Vote fields (3 combined): 200 characters total
  • ALL Polling Place fields (3 combined): 50 characters total
  • ALL Custom fields 1-3: 200 characters total
  • ALL Custom fields 4-6: 50 characters total

 

Characters are counted consecutively with a hard cut-off for the group.  For example, if the group limit is 200 characters, and if all three fields for these two groups are in use, AND each of them is 65 characters or greater, each field will be limited to 65 characters. 


Custom fields 1, 2, and 3 are counted in numerical order. Early Voting details are counted in the following order:

  1. Venue
  2. Info
  3. Address

Example:


FieldContent
# Characters
Imported Content
Import # Characters
Early Vote Venue
Barack Obama High School - 2nd Floor RM 203
43
Barack Obama High School - 2nd Floor RM 203
43
Early Vote Info
 Monday to Friday - 10 am to 8 pm / Saturday and Sunday - 12 pm to 9 pm
70
 Monday to Friday - 10 am to 8 pm / Saturday and Sunday - 12 pm to 9 pm
70
Early Vote Address
 1234 Example Street, Washington, DC 12345
41
1234 Example Street, Washington, DC 12345 
41 


For "Custom Fields 4 - 6" and "Polling Place Fields" characters are counted consecutively with a hard cut-off at 50 characters total for the group.  If all three fields for these two groups are in use, AND each of them is 15 characters or greater, each field will be limited at 15 characters. 


Custom fields 4, 5, and 6 are counted in numerical order. Polling Place details are counted in the following order:

  1. Venue
  2. Info
  3. Address

Example: 


Field
Content
# Characters
Imported Content
Import # Characters
Polling Venue
Barack Obama HS
15
Barack Obama HS
15
Polling Info
 Vote 7am to 8pm
15
Vote 7am to 8pm
15
Polling Address
2nd Floor RM 203
15
2nd Floor RM 203
15