Per Wiki Page Character Limit In RedMine?

Added by Johnny Goodman over 9 years ago

Greetings Redminers,

I was in the process of transferring our PDF employee manual into a page of our Redmine wiki when I hit this issue:

Although you can type as much text into the textarea input for a wiki page as you please, it will only save ~64,802 characters of it to your wiki page. The rest is not saved. No error message and no warning - only pain for having edited a bunch of content you just lost. :)

I suspect this is a type or character limit error with the database field that stores the wiki content. I think it could also be a limit imposed by RedMine for a specific reason, but I have not been able to find documentation on this decision.

I imagine that many users will want to store large documents, like employee manuals or very complex blueprints, to Redmine wikis. For this reason, I don't think it is wise to impose a non-huge limit to the number of characters stored.

Does anyone know why such a limit exists? What is the formal process for discussing this issue and requesting a Redmine fix? I'm considering simply going into the Redmine database and changing the type definition on the wiki text storage column - is this a bad idea?

Redmine is beautiful software for which I am grateful. Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

Johnny

Replies (4)

RE: Per Wiki Page Character Limit In RedMine? - Added by Thomas Lecavelier over 9 years ago

Known problem. I'll provide a patch in an hour or two.

RE: Per Wiki Page Character Limit In RedMine? - Added by Thomas Lecavelier over 9 years ago

If you're using mysql, you can give a try to #1404, waiting for compatibility-compliant patch. Note that's not an official patch.

RE: Per Wiki Page Character Limit In RedMine? - Added by Johnny Goodman over 9 years ago

We are using MySQL. When our tech team has installed this patch and I have run our employee manual wiki page a while, I will report back to this thread with the results. Looks pretty strait forward. Thanks.

RE: Per Wiki Page Character Limit In RedMine? - Added by Thomas Lecavelier over 9 years ago

Patch updated in #1404: solve migration and lang issues.

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