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URL length restrictions in SharePoint Foundation 2010

       URL part

              Example

      Protocol

http://

   Server name

www.contoso.com/

  Folder or file path

sites/marketing/documents/Shared%20Documents/Promotion/

     File name

Some%20File.xlsx

  • 260 Unicode (UTF-16) code units – the characters in a full file path, not including a domain/server name.
  • 256 Unicode (UTF-16) code units – the characters in a full folder path, not including the file name and the domain/server name.
  • 128 Unicode (UTF-16) code units - characters in a path component, that is, a file or folder name.
  • 260 Unicode (UTF-16) code units – the characters in a full path, including a domain/server name for use with Office clients.
  • 256 Unicode (UTF-16) code units – the characters in a full path including the domain/server name, for use with Active X controls.

The above limitations apply to the total length of the URL path to a folder or a file in SharePoint Foundation 2010 but not to the length of any parameters. Also, these limitations apply only to un-encoded URLs, not to encoded URLs. There is no limit to encoded URLs in SharePoint Foundation 2010

Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff919562.aspx


Posted by vijay on Friday, October 08, 2010 9:22 PM
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