Extending email template length

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4 months 1 day ago #172242 by lemonlimebitters
lemonlimebitters created the topic: Extending email template length
Hi,
I'm having trouble saving my email templates that are longer than ~65889 characters.

I'm guessing this is a database size limitation, if so, is it possible to increase the email template to a medium blob?

(I'd be happy to install a new installation of Limesurvey if this was possible to prevent any corruption to existing surveys.)


Reason for large email size: With the demand for nice looking html emails, comes large amounts of nested CSS which takes up an enormous amount of characters.

Thanks in advance for any help or advice!

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4 months 18 hours ago #172265 by Joffm
Joffm replied the topic: Extending email template length
Hi,
these templates are stored in table "[limeprefix]_surveys_languagesettings"
So, in a new installation, where you should also create a new database, change the default type of "text" to "mediumtext" or whatever.

And please share you findings.

I did it and at first sight everythings works fine.

But I do not know what will happen when updating. If this table will be affected and changed someday.

Best regards
Joffm


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4 months 16 hours ago #172277 by jelo
jelo replied the topic: Extending email template length
Recommend to open a bug report / feature request about this too.
Just changing the database structure might be a quick fix, but you might run into issues later.

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3 months 1 week ago #173291 by lemonlimebitters
lemonlimebitters replied the topic: Extending email template length
Thanks JoffM and Jelo!


JoffM's solution seems to work for the time being, keeping in mind Jelo's comments.

So I changed all the email template columns to "mediumtext" in the table "[limeprefix]_surveys_languagesettings".

Everything seems stable enough:
- I'm able to send and receive my lengthy emails
- works fine with 'Placeholder fields' included
- no issues editing email templates


Bug reported : bugs.limesurvey.org/view.php?id=14021

Curious if it's only MySql that's affected as PostgreSQL doesn't seem to have such a limitation for 'text' columns, that I can find anyway.

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