Work tracking object limits

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When customizing the work item types (WITs) defined in the Inheritance or Hosted XML process models, be aware of the limits placed on objects defined in this topic. To learn about process models, see Customize your work tracking experience.

Inheritance and Hosted XML process models

Below you find maximum number of objects in the Inheritance and Hosted XML process models.

Object Inheritance Hosted XML
Number of processes you can have in an organization 64 64
Work item types defined for a process 64 64
Fields defined for an organization 8192 8192
Fields defined for a process 1024 1024
Fields defined for a work item type 1024 1024
Picklists defined for an organization or collection 1024 -
Picklist items defined for a list 2048 2048
Picklist item character length 256 -
Workflow states defined for a work item type 32 16
Rules defined for a work item type 1024 1024
Portfolio backlog levels defined for a process 5 5
Categories defined for a process - 32
Global lists defined for a process - 256
List items defined within a global list - 1024
Work item attachment size 60 MB 60 MB

For additional restrictions and conformance requirements of the Hosted XML process model, see Customize a process when using Hosted XML.

Note

For the Hosted XML process model, you can define an approximate total of 10K items for all global lists specified across all WITs.

Work items

  • A long text field can contain 1M characters.
  • You can't assign more than 100 tags to a work item.
  • You can't add more than 1,000 links to a work item.
  • You can't add more than 100 attachments to a work item.
  • You can't add an attachment size larger than 60MB to a work item.