Issue

When you use Package and Deployment to deploy a workflow to a SharePoint list or library, you receive an error message saying The value cannot be more than 128 characters in length as shown here:

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Cause

The error is caused by a long workflow name and the full SharePoint URL. If the list or library has a long name or is located many levels down in the SharePoint hierarchy, you may see this error.


An example of a long workflow name that causes this error is if you create a workflow with a name more than 128 characters. You see the following message on the workflow creation page:

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An example of a long name for a SharePoint list or library on a sub site is with a list name having 120 characters and the workflow name having 120 characters.

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When you edit a workflow using the SharePoint K2 Application artifact page and then deploy the workflow, the deployment fails with the following error message in the Error Console.

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Workaround

This is a known error and limitation. Check that your workflow name is not too long. If you deploy a packaged workflow to a SharePoint environment, make sure that the location you are deploying to will not cause the URL path to exceed 128 characters.