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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0021264mantisbtdocumentationpublic2017-04-27 11:39
Reporterj_schultz Assigned To 
Status confirmedResolutionopen 
Product Version1.3.0 
Summary0021264: Option max_dropdown_length is not documented in Admin Guide

Even though there is plenty of space, Mantis shortens product version strings in the dropdown menu where the product string can be selected. In my particular case, "OpenMPT / libopenmpt 0.2-beta17 (upgrade first)" is shortened to "OpenMPT / libopenmpt...first)", which is not very useful.

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related to 0022812 closedatrol Product Version | Dropdown and Config Field not long enough for code names 




2016-07-12 08:20


shortened_product_version.png (13,653 bytes)   
shortened_product_version.png (13,653 bytes)   


2016-07-12 08:40

developer   ~0053575

You can configure the maximum lenght by setting option $g_max_dropdown_length

Changed as a documentation issue as option max_dropdown_length is not documented in Admin Guide.


  • maximum length of the description in a dropdown menu (for search)
  • set to 0 to disable truncations
  • @global integer $g_max_dropdown_length
    $g_max_dropdown_length = 40;

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2016-07-12 08:20 j_schultz New Issue
2016-07-12 08:20 j_schultz File Added: shortened_product_version.png
2016-07-12 08:40 atrol Status new => confirmed
2016-07-12 08:40 atrol Category html => documentation
2016-07-12 08:40 atrol Note Added: 0053575
2016-07-12 08:41 atrol Summary Do not shorten product version string => Option max_dropdown_length is not documented in Admin Guide
2017-04-27 11:39 atrol Relationship added related to 0022812