Word limit in text response field in Kobo forms

I wanted to check if there is any word / character limit while collecting data in “text” type.
Earlier, I didn’t face any challenge in terms of the word count in collecting longer text responses. But now I have observed that it limits to around 2000 characters.
Is there any way we can change this limit ?


You may want to check on the following discussion around the same


Hi @shb :smiley: Due to a change in Enketo, the maximum number of characters for text responses in web forms indeed recently became 2000 characters. However, we can increase this by modifying the server configuration. What do you think would be an appropriate upper bound?

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Hi @shb,

Also please be informed that if you are collecting data using text questions on your KoBoCollect mobile application you will not have to face the limits of 2000 character like you faced in Enketo. For more information please see the support article on Limits on number and text responses.

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