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Restricted Length Fields Still Allow For Extra Text To Be Entered (Doc ID 1272905.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 18, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Clinical Remote Data Capture Option - Version 4.5.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


You are trying to use DCI Form Field Length Restriction at the study level. At the study level this is called 'Enforce Length as Field Size'.

According to documentation:

 – This setting controls the field length restriction in DCI Forms. The options for this setting are "Y" and "N".

Set the Value field to Yes to enable field length restriction if you are in DCI Forms. If set to Yes, you cannot enter more characters in a field than specified by the Length attribute on the DCM questions screen for that field. If set to No and you enter more characters than specified, the system creates a discrepancy. Overflow data that cannot be displayed on the output prints into an overflow section.

(Oracle® Clinical Administrator’s Guide, Release 4.5.1, Part No. A83791-04, July 2005)

To set the option at the Study Level:

Navigate to the DCI Form Local Study Settings form

Design > DCI Form Local Study Settings > Graphic Layout Editor/Update (click plus sign) > Enforce Length as Field Size set to 'Y' > Save

To set the option at the System Level:

Admin > DCI Form Local Database Settings > DCI Form Runtime (click plus sign) > DCI Form Field Length Restriction set to 'Y' > Save

Navigate to RDC Classic or Onsite > Bring up a CRF > enter text into a field with some limitation. Such as a comment field with a limit of 60 characters.

Only when the System wide setting is set to 'Y' will it prevent the user from entering more characters than allowed. The Study Level setting has no impact.


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