How long can a custom tag be?

Is there a size limit on the number of characters in a custom tag?

Mathew Mathew, 9 years ago

Hey Snowman (18!)

There is a limit: You can have up to 250 characters in a custom field.

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snowman18, 9 years ago

Ouch, a little light!

We are trying to imbed a url_link in the email that each person can click on and see further information. these needs to be encoded for privacy.

However, our encoding pushes us just over the 250 character limit. We can probably workaround, but...

vince, 9 years ago

Excuse me for butting in, but aren't long URL's best avoided within email messages?
How about using a technique to shorten them, similar to what does?

- Vince

snowman18, 9 years ago

Yes, I agree. However, these are created programmatically for each recipient, with the sole purpose of making them individual for each user, so the long part of the url is the encrypted key.

I don't think there is a way to shorten them in this case, without compromising some security

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