Orchestration workflow input variable Object data field is limited to 254 characters when editing 'Create AD Object' workflow activity


Description

When editing 'Create AD Object' workflow activity in Orchestration, the 'Object data' field is limited to 254 characters, as shown in the screenshot:
 



Steps to Reproduce

1. Open a workflow editor.
 
2. Create a new workflow.

3. Drag and drop the Create AD object workflow activity from Core tab.
 
3.Copy and paste the script below under Object data: 
 
"givenName" : "$⁠{workflow.scratchpad.firstname }", 
"SN" : "$⁠{workflow.scratchpad.lastname }", 
"title" : "$⁠{workflow.scratchpad.title }", 
"userPrincipalName" : "$⁠{workflow.scratchpad.upn }", 
"displayName" : "$⁠{workflow.scratchpad.displayname }", 
"employeeNumber" : "$⁠{workflow.scratchpad.employeenumber }", 
"employeeID" : "$⁠{workflow.scratchpad.employeeid }", 
"title" : "$⁠{workflow.scratchpad.title }", 
"department" : "$⁠{workflow.scratchpad.department }", 
"physicalDeliveryOfficeName" : "$⁠{workflow.scratchpad.location }", 
"postalCode" : "$⁠{workflow.scratchpad.zipcode }", 
"l" : "$⁠{workflow.scratchpad.city }", 
"personalTitle" : "$⁠{workflow.scratchpad.preferredtitle }", 
"st" : "$⁠{workflow.scratchpad.state }", 
"division" : "$⁠{workflow.scratchpad.division }", 
"co" : "$⁠{workflow.scratchpad.country }", 
"telephoneNumber" : "$⁠{workflow.scratchpad.worknumber }", 
"mobile" : "$⁠{workflow.scratchpad.mobilenumber }", 
"facsimileTelephoneNumber" : "$⁠{workflow.scratchpad.workfaxnumber }", 
"mail" : "$⁠{workflow.scratchpad.emailaddress }", 
"description" : "$⁠{workflow.scratchpad.departmentdescription }", 
"manager" : "$⁠{workflow.scratchpad.supervisorname }", 
"employeeType" : "$⁠{workflow.scratchpad.emptype }", 
"accountExpires" : "$⁠{workflow.scratchpad.termdate}" 


Workaround

After carefully considering the severity and frequency of the issue, and the cost and risk of attempting a fix, it has been decided to not address this issue in any current or near future releases. We do not make these decisions lightly, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Please use one of the following workarounds:


Related Problem: PRB681246