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How Many Bytes Can a String Field Hold in MediaBeacon?

Version: 7.X+

Issue

Some string fields have limitations on how many bytes a string field can hold.

Resolution

In general, limit string field data to 64K. This is the effective limit of a segment within the JPEG specification and is also the length of text allowed in a MySQL field, which is used to hold field values with some indexing.

  1. MySQL fields are limited to 64KB.

  2. MediaBeacon’s Dictionary words are limited to 255 characters.

  3. CSV fields are limited to 32KB (by Excel, not MediaBeacon).

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