Recently I got a requirement to increase the length of the comment field (for example in Customers, Vendors, Sales Documents, Contacts etc) as in standard NAV the comments limit is 80 characters per line. We could increase this limit, but the issue is that the maximum length of a text field accepted by NAV is 250 charactes and they we’re looking at 500 characters plus- ideally more.
Even though the Extended Text feature has been available in prior versions of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, I still receive requests for a detailed explanation of how to use it. By following the process below, you will see where this feature can be quite useful.
In this blog, I have used the example of a Standard Text Code used on a Purchase Order, but you will see there are many other uses.
This is something many partners have been wanting for a long time. With NAV2013R2, it’s finally happening: Finally it’s possible to put more then 80 characters in the Version List column in the Object Designer. The field has been extended to 248 characters, as you can see below: