Increasing Maximum Length Of A Property

Hi All,


We have a requirement where we have to increase the property maxlength from 5 to 6, as we are not able to update the property from the property rule, we wrote an activity that opens the instance based on pzInsKey and made the required changes (set maxLength property to 6) and committed the instance.

Now the issue is:

Whenever I open the Property definition, it shows the updated value (6 as maximum Length)but when I check out the rule and try to work on it, it is reflecting to the previous value (5 as maximum length).

Also from the UI we are not able to save a value that is in accordance to the new maximum length.

The version that we are using is 5.2


Appreciate your response!




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January 11, 2014 - 6:59am

did you check the db column size? I think you can withdraw the property rule in one of the version and in the next version create a new property again .




January 13, 2014 - 9:31am

Hi Ram,


Thanks for the reply!

This is not an exposed property, it’s in the blob.

Do you think withdrawing a property that is already in production will create any issue?




January 13, 2014 - 4:11pm

i don't think it will create any problem as such, the only thing is that you have to make sure that the withdrawn property RSV and new property RSV must be included in same release

January 14, 2014 - 3:44pm

Thanks fo rthe reply!

I will surely give a try.




November 10, 2014 - 2:13am


September 28, 2016 - 10:16am


My requirement is to modify the maximum length of a property type 'Double' to 13 characters. I tried setting the 'Expected Length' as '13' and associated the control 'FixedSize' in General tab of property rule but it didn't work. Any suggestions other than using Edit Validate rule in property form are appreciated!


September 29, 2016 - 5:39am
Response to VigneshAmarnathan

Hi Vignesha, 

Thank you for posting your question on the Product Support Community.

Considering the age and current status of conversation in the original thread, it’s best advised that you create a new thread for your question. This is to gather more activity and visibility for the new question on the community.

You may include the original thread as a reference in the newer thread.

Thank you for your cooperation.


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September 29, 2016 - 6:03am
Response to VigneshAmarnathan

The same resolution will work for you as well, withdraw the property rule in current RSV and CREATE a  new property with same name in higer RSV and make sure both RSVs will go in same release to higher environments