A common question is “how much information can I enter in a particular field?” in QuickBooks. Another common question is “how can I make the field accept more information than it does now?”.
Here is a list of some common fields in QuickBooks and their max size. If there is a field not listed here that you are interested in, leave a comment and I’ll add the info.
As far as enlarging a field – sorry, you are out of luck, you can’t change the maximum field lengths shown here!
- Account Name: 31
- Account Numbers: 7
- Amount: 99,999,999.99 (Maximum number allowed)
- Custom field: 30
- Customer message (Invoices): 101
- Customer, Vendor and Other names: 41
- Employee Name (first and last): 25
- Item description (Invoices): 4095
- Item Part number: 31
- Job Description: 99
- Memo: 4095
- Note Field: 4095
- Notes in Shipping/Billing Address: 41
- Password: 16
- Ship to Name: 41
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Charlie Russell is the founder of CCRSoftware. He’s been involved with the small business software industry since the mid 70’s, focusing on inventory and accounting software for small businesses. Charlie is a Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Look for Charlie’s articles in the Accountex Report blog, as well as his California Wildflower Hikes blog.