Long Text Area Salesforce

The Long Text area Salesforce allows us to enter up to 131,702 characters. If the text is too long, we can use a text area long field.

I recently worked for Salesforce. While working here, I received a task to write about product quality. To fulfill this requirement, I used the text area long Field Type. So, as a solution, I discovered the text area long field as a solution that helps in entering up to 131,702 characters.

Let’s discuss in more detail how to create the text area in Salesforce Lightning and Salesforce Classic.

Long Text Area in Salesforce

Here, we can explain this topic with the help of an example: Mark Twain wrote a book. After writing the book, he wanted the people who read it to give back some useful comments.

For this, they made a separate field by simply using a text area long field in which the reader can comment up to 131,072 characters on a separate line and this text area long Field Type.

Now, let’s move further and see how to create the text area long field type in Salesforce Lightning and Salesforce Classic.

Long Text Area Salesforce Limit

The Long text area field stores a large amount of text, with a maximum character limit of 131072 characters per field. This includes all characters, including letters, numbers, and special characters.

This is the limit to the total amount of data that can be stored across all the long text area fields in an organization.

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Long Text Area Vs Rich Text Area

Long Text Area Rich Text Area
1. Long Text Area are created for storing large amounts of text, up to 131,072 characters per field.1. Rich Text Area area created for storing formatted text; character limit is 32 768 characters per field.
2. They are fit for storing long descriptions, comments, and textual data.2. They are fit for storing text to show with different formatting options like emails and articles.
3. It does not support formatting like italics and bold. They only hold the plain text.3. It supports formatting like italics and bold and also supports plain text.
4. It is indexed by default for full-text search in Salesforce.4. It is not indexed for full-text search by default. For this may be required additional configurations.

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Create Salesforce Long Text Area

The creation of the Salesforce Long text area is available in the contact manager, group, professional, enterprise, performance, unlimited, developer, and database.com editions.

You can also create a Long Text Area field in both the Salesforce Lightning and Salesforce Classic user interface.

How to Create Text Area Long in Salesforce Lightning

Here, we are creating the text area long field type in Salesforce Lightning.

Consider a scenario: we are using the price book object inside the price book object. We want to add the comment fields as a text area long field in which the reader who reads the book gives back some useful comments that help the author to increase their thinking and writing skills.

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Here are the following steps:

1. Go to the Gear Icon –> Click on the Setup option –> Select the Object Manager tab.

How to create text area long field type in Salesforce

2. Enter the price book object in the search box. Select the Price Book object.

How to create text area long field type in Salesforce Lightning

3. There is a Fields & Relationships option present under the Price book object. Click on the Fields & Relationships option.

Create text area long field type in Salesforce

4. To create a field type, click on the new button.

Create text area long field type in Salesforce Lightning

5. Here, we are selecting the text area long field. click on the next button.

Salesforce create text area long field type

6. Now, enter the details. First, fill in the Field Label as Comments, and then fill in the length as 32,768. After that, fill the visible line by 3 and then fill in the field name by simply clicking on the field. Click on the next button.

Salesforce Lightning create text area long field type

7. Now establish the field-level security. Select the profiles to which we want to grant edit access to this field via field-level security. Click on the next button.

How to create the text area long field type in Salesforce

8. Now, add the custom field to the page layout. Select the page layout that should include this field. Click on the save button.

How to create the text area long field type in Salesforce Lightning

9. Go to the app launcher and enter sales in the search box. Select sales, the sales page opens, and then select the price book object present in the nav bar.

The price book object record page is open. Under this section, the text area long field type is created, and we can enter comments related to the price book in the comment field.

Create the text area long field type in Salesforce

In this way, we understand how to create the text area long field type in Salesforce Lightning. Let’s Proceed further and learn how to create the text area long field type in Salesforce Classic.

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How to Create Long Text Field in Salesforce Classic

Here, we are creating the long text field type in Salesforce Classic.

Here, we are taking an example: we are using the order object. Customers use this order object to order something. In this order object, we want to add the order description as a text area long field, where we give the description related to the order.

Here are the following steps:

1. Login into your Salesforce Account –> Click on the Profile Picture –> Select the Setup Option.

How to create text area long field type in Salesforce Classic

2. Enter the lead in the Quick Find Box. Click on the order drop-down menu. The drop-down list is open; under this drop-down list, there is a Fields option. Click on the fields option.

Create text area long field type in Salesforce Classic

3 After clicking on the fields option, the order custom field page is open. Scroll to the bottom of the page. There is an order custom field and a relationship section. For creating the new field click on the new button.

Salesforce classic create text area long field type

4. Here, we are selecting the text area long field. Click on the next button.

How to create the text area long field type in Salesforce Classic

5. Now enter the details; first, fill in the Field Label as a description and then fill in the length as 32,768. After that, fill the visible line by 3 and then fill in the field name by simply clicking on the field. Click on the next button.

Create the text area long field type in Salesforce Classic

6. Now, we have established field-level security. Now, select the profiles to which we want to grant edit access to this field via field-level security. Click on the next button.

Salesforce Classic create the text area long field type

7. Now, add the custom field to the page layout. Select the layout that should include this field, and click the save button.

How to create a text area long field type in Salesforce Classic

This is how to create the text area long field type in Salesforce Classic.

Conclusion:

I hope you got an idea of how to create a long text area field in Salesforce. I have also explained step by step how to create the text area long field type in Salesforce Lightning and in Salesforce Classic.

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