What are limits on custom fields (how many, etc.) in BCM ?



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Re: What are limits on custom fields (how many, etc.) in BCM ?

Postby Luther » Wed, 03 Sep 2008 01:59:27 GMT

On Aug 29, 6:53m, WestCoastFan

I believe the limit is 40 per folder.

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1.What are limits on custom fields (how many, etc.) in BCM ?

I have been asked to create a real estate property database in BCM. 

Can I add unlimited fields and types? Where can I learn more about these 
features (and limitations) ?

Sorry, just a beginner brand new to BCM. 

Thanks very much!!

-West Coast Fan

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If what I am asking is not possible, that is all I need 
to know... and if there is not an immediate answer, if I 
could be pointed in a direction where I can find an 
answer, that is what I need.  

I understand that Outlook does not support custom fields, 
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folder, and the contents of the folder will be exported 
or copied into a database.  I have been able to copy the 
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