Problem : ERROR Only plain text can be used in this type of field
“Only plain text can be used in this type of field”
this error is comming whenever i am trying to send mail from my draft.
i am using “ONTF_dwa702b_anniversary_hf1.ntf” as my lotus template. the default template causing no problem. i have my own customized subform which is embedded at the top of the memo form. when that form is embedded with default memo form, the error occurs.
i searched some IBM comments and changed all of my custom form field to “rich text box.”. but the error still occurs. is there any template size limitation / mail size limitation which is causing this problem? please help
Solution: ERROR: Only plain text can be used in this type of field
If I am not wrong, you hit limitations of Lotus Notes. A text field can take a max of 32kb in data. If it is above than that, you will encounter errors. RTF fields can take morethan 32kb. But you are looking for a checkbox/radiobutton for which RTF is not the choice.
What I would suggest is to have multiple dummy checkbox text field’s and in the postopen event, may be you can segregate the choices to these fields (based on alphebatical order or fixed choices for each field). While saving, you can validate and update to a single field (May be a RTF if needed).