The Text data type is for adding a short amount of text and supports a maximum of 8096 characters.

Text fields utilize alphanumeric characters and support @mentions, all of which can be made bold, underlined, larger in font size, etc. 

Text data types are great for strings large or small. You may want to use a Text column to add notes to items in a task list, comments about an adjacent Attachment cell, or item names in an inventory workbook.


Configuration Options


Like other data types, Text data types can have Strict enabled. Selecting the Strict checkbox for Text cells will restrict users to input only alphanumeric characters. Also, columns that have Strict enabled cannot have cells of different data types.

Default Value

When assigning a cell or column as a Text data type, you can set a Default value to autofill all cells. For example, you can put a placeholder message in for a list of tasks to remind your team members to add their notes. When you edit the cell, the default text will be replaced with your entry.

Formatting Text

Text data types default to specific formatting, including bottom align, left align, and overflow text wrapping. You can adjust this formatting in the formatting toolbar, or create more space in your text cell by pressing Alt + Return.

If you frequently type the same text entries, check out the Select data type to help autofill frequent entries. Or check out our other Data Types like Dates, Users, URLs, and more.