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using no more than 10 custom fields, most are simply a URL to generate data for an iframe in report, or title of project.
However, one data text box I need to paste in about 2,000 lines of text for a clip report, which amounts to a title, URL, date, category note.
Trying to paste this in as either a simple text area box, or WSYIWG box, I get a 406 error trying to preview or view page. Basically it’s not allowing that much content.
Not sure what to change. 1GB RAM for pHP, dedicated 12-core server, blah blah. Not a horsepower issue; seems like a “data limit” on the field ?
Any tips on how to increase this would be appreciated.
postmeta.meta_value are stored as LONGTEXT. Here’s how the MySQL docs describe the size of a LONGTEXT data type:
“A TEXT column with a maximum length of 4,294,967,295 or 4GB (232 – 1) characters. The effective maximum length is less if the value contains multi-byte characters. The effective maximum length of LONGTEXT columns also depends on the configured maximum packet size in the client/server protocol and available memory.
HOWEVER, ACF fields are stored by passing these values by $_POST to the server, so you might be getting hit on PHP’s
post_max_size limit. This can be updated in a few different places:
php_value post_max_size 20M php_value upload_max_filesize 20M
It might be worth trying some larger values on those variables and testing submissions of different lengths.
Thanks so much. That is super helpful, as I’m trying to determine if it’s THAT issue or related to mod_security not liking some of the elements I’m pasting in since they are 30% URLs. Since we have our own server, easy to change stuff and many can be changed now from the Plesk/Parallels admin panel without having to do command line/shell stuff.
okay, looks like we’d already set max post to 32M, and upload max to 16M “server wide” for our system on general principal (new system deployed Jan 1 2014).
I am seeing now it’s likely a “206” error, which is a mod_security issue and completely unrelated to “how big is the paste in data.” (d’oh!)
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