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Combined Column Title Length is Too Long

Issue

You received the following error when attempting to place a Plant Schedule:

Combined column title length is too long.

 

 

Cause

Your Plant Schedule column widths are determined by the number of characters in the User Field Title cells in the Plant Sizes Preferences (pictured below).

 

The six Title fields are only allowed to contain a total of 55 characters. (The characters in all the title cells are counted up and listed together, and cannot breech the 55-character count.)

 

 

This error will come up when these Title cells contain more than the allotted 55 characters.

A similar character limit is also imposed on the Description cells, but that limit there is much higher.

 

 

Solution

Open the Plant Sizes Preferences, and edit the Title fields so the total number of characters in all fields doesn't exceed the 55 limit. You should now be able to place a schedule without getting the error.

 

 

Alternative Solution

As an alternative, you can also use the custom data fields in the Plant Info dialog box for each of your plants. This is a more appropriate area for the plant specifications.

 

 

Open the Plant Info dialog box for one of your project plants using either the Plant Info / Block Data tool or the Plant Manager

 

 

Then open the custom data fields by clicking Plant Data >.

 

 

You can now check the boxes in the Custom Fields area for any items that apply to the selected plant. These data fields will be included in your Plant Schedule.

At this point, we need to create these custom fields through adding code to the software. To request that we create specific fields, please send us a technical support ticket specifying which fields you'd like us to create for you. Please provide the field name and the field options in the order in which you they want them. 

Last modified on Oct 16, 2018

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