Unlike other field types, a character limit of up to 128 characters can be specified in File Maintenance for Alpha fields. Provided your claim numbers are not longer than 128 characters, the length of your field can be increased.
To increase an Alpha field’s length
Note: If your claim numbers exceed 128 characters, consider creating a Memo type field for new or changed information. Memo fields can hold up to 45,000 characters.
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