Is it possible to increase the size of a field beyond what it seems the system will allow? (Data size of Field > Properties > Layout always reverts to Label + Data size)

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    Details

    Data size of Field > Properties > Layout always reverts to Label + Data size = 69 characters (For example. Label size = 8, Data Size = 61, or Label size = 10, Data Size = 59).

    Is it possible to increase the size of a field beyond what it seems the system will allow?


    [STEPS TO REPRODUCE]
    on a demo database
    1. Create a new user defined field UTEST as (UTEST, Test field, Character, Len: 100 characters) >> OK



    2. Place the field UTEST on the contact screen at a free spot and make a double click on it, in order to open the Field Properties dialog
    (as a Data Size of 100 characters is intended, make sure to have enough space available, so that the field will not overlap other fields)



    3. Tab Layout >> Set the Label Size of UTEST to 10 and the Data Size of UTEST to 100



    4. OK
    5. Rebuild the database
    6. Log into GoldMine again with master rights
    7. Verify the availability and data size on screen of the Test field




    8. Populate the field with data (recommended fill the full field)



    9. Right click on the field >> Properties >> Tab Layout
    10. Verify the Label and Data Size value again




    >> RESULT:
    - The Data Size reverted to a lower value >> in above scenario to 59
    - The sum of Label Size and Data Size will always be then 69, means for example Label size = 8, Data Size = 61, or Label size = 10, Data Size = 59 etc.)
    - When pressing OK the currently displayed value will be also applied, so it is not 'only' a wrong display


    Resolution

    [CAUSE]
    - This is RM # 115454

    [WORKAROUND]
    - It is always recommended  to document all changes in the layout and views, Therefore we recommend the specific field  and it's properties should be documented too.
    - As the initially or currently set Label Size + Data Size does work, make sure

    A. when the Field Properties of the specific field will be ONLY reviewed but no changes are intended
    1. Log in with master rights
    2. Right click on the field > Properties > Layout Tab
    3.  Review the desired Field Properties in the desired Tabs and do not make  changes to any of the properties (if changes are necessary apply  Workaround B.)
    4. Cancel Button

    B. When changes should/are made to the Field Properties of the specific field

    1. Log in with master rights
    2. Right click on the field > Properties > Layout Tab
    3.  Review and change the desired Field Properties in the desired Tabs
    4. Layout Tab 
    5. Reset the Label Size and Data Size on tab Layout of the Field Properties dialog to the originally documented or desired value again
    6. OK
    7.  Verify on screen that the specific field shows with the desired data Size (without reviewing the Properties again)