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The HTTP specification doesn't impose a specific size limit for posts. They will usually be limited by either the web server or the programming technology used to process the form submission.

How i can increase this size for websphere?

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I would recommend to rather change this via the Administrative Console.

In V7 navigate to Servers -> Server Types -> Web servers -> <servername> -> Plug-in properties -> Request routing.

In V6 you find this at Servers -> Web Servers -> <servername> -> Plug-in properties -> Plug-in <serverclustername> Properties.

There, change the Maximum size of request content parameter to No Limit. This sets the PostSizeLimit parameter.

The advantage is that this should also persist across a new plug-in generation, and is less error-prone.

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To change the size of post request you have to follow these steps :

  1. Open the WebSphere plug-in configuration file (plugin-cfg.xml) in the WAS_HOME/config/cells directory with a text editor.
  2. Locate the ServerCluster stanza with the following name: WebSphere_Portal__Cluster
  3. Associated with this entry, find the parameter PostSizeLimit.
  4. Change to a value in bytes (changing into a value to set a new limit or changing into "-1" to disables limit).
  5. Save the changes and close the file.
  6. Restart the application and portal servers.
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Thanks that's worked....... – Dungeon Hunter Sep 15 '11 at 5:52

Websphere 8 users, follow these steps

  1. Run <WAS8-profiles-dir>\bin\GenPluginCfg.bat
  2. A file will be generated in <WAS8-profiles-dir>\config\cells\plugin-cfg.xml
  3. Edit the plugin-cfg.xml file and change the PostSizeLimit="30000000"

Restart WAS8

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