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pavan kumar vpavan kumar v 

Custom field name increase character limit

Hi All, i have a Custom field and the field name's character goes up to 80 characters so is there any way we can type out the Full name as of now the Char is Stopping at 40th character.
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ravi soniravi soni
hi  pavan,
there are no any way to increase custom field length. but if you are using that custom field in development then you can use custom label.
put your label in custom label and use it in development if  your field is using there.
thank you

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ravi soniravi soni
hi  pavan,
there are no any way to increase custom field length. but if you are using that custom field in development then you can use custom label.
put your label in custom label and use it in development if  your field is using there.
thank you
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AbhinavAbhinav (Salesforce Developers) 
Hi Pavan

It is not possible to change the length of the standard name field on a custom object. There’s a workaround available
Rename the out of box Name field to Id and set it to Auto Number.
Configure a new text field to store the Name (can be more than 80 chars or 255).
Go to the Search Layout settings of the custom object and then add the new text field name in the columns displayed for your selected profiles.
Train Users to use the SEARCH ALL fields option in the lookup. Default is based on the Id, but the user can change the selection to ALL FIELDS and then type in the text from the custom Name field. And this will bring in the results.

Refer this doc:
https://help.salesforce.com/s/articleView?id=000334278&type=1

Thanks!