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Reg:Need help for help text having more than 255 characters

Hi i have to place the help text  of more than 255 characters length for a input field . i'm not able to do with the standard functionality . can somebody help me out how to place that help text? it is urgent

Jerun JoseJerun Jose
Text field have a max length of 255. You could use text area field to have a size of 32000

My input field is a picklist field, help text for that field is more than 255 characters. How to give that help text for that field?

Jerun JoseJerun Jose

Oh. Sorry about that. I completely misunderstood your request


Unfortunately the help text attribute on a field cannot be customised. The limit of 255 characters cannot be changed.


You could check with support to see if anything can be arranged for your org.

Simon ThompsonSimon Thompson

You may want to take a look at Improved Help for Salesforce




Improved Help allows Help Authors to:


  • Define rich custom help content and add context-sensitive links to repurpose underused remote 'Help Resources';
  • Provide Helped Users with a locally branded, custom help portal and Quick Access Menu to access Help Tools;
  • Push rich content, in context, direct to the point of need - in situ, embedded within helped Salesforce application pages.