Big Problem: Though the table was small all of the style crap added by MS/Word exceed the columns' 32,000 character limit for rich text fields. You think this would be an easy problem to solve?
Here is what I had to do:
I saved the MS/Word as filtered HTML – too big.
I used CKEditor to create new html – too big.
I hand crafted the HTML, visualized it in Chrome, and then did a copy/paste from Chrome to SFDC – still too big. The SFDC gadget transformed my short HTML into something bigger than 32K. Odd behavior – SFDC sandbox worked; production SFDC did not. They must be updating the SFDC gadget in Winter’11.
I wrote a one-line sqlforce UPDATE statement and patched the field. Finally, success.
- UPDATE Quote SET SpecialInstructions__c='....' WHERE id='00a88789a7s89af'
I love sqlforce.