Data Entry in SharePoint List

Posted on 2012-08-27
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Last Modified: 2012-09-05
I have created a SharePoint 2010 Task List and I have a field of type Choice. Additionally, I have set it to Allow Fill-in Choices (see Field Settings.jpg).
When the user enters information in the Specify your own value text box, there is a limit in the amount of characters they can enter.
I need to find a setting, or alternative that allows the user to enter at least 600 characters in the Specify your own value text box (See Field Data Entry.jpg.
How can I do this?

Thank you!
Question by:MSOfficeExpert
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by:Justin Smith
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There is a hard limit on characters in a choice column.  You need to use a "lookup" column instead.

Author Comment

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I am sorry, but I don not know how to set up a lookup column to display choices and also allow a user to enter own values. I understand a lookup value is just for retrieving read only values.
Can you tell me how to set up the lookup column to mimmick the functionality of the choice field?
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MSOfficeExpert earned 0 total points
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Unfortunately, the links provided as solutions only talk about creating drop-down lists, but not about entering own custom values with a limit of at least 600 characters.

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