As of Winter '14, Salesforce imposes a limit of 5,000 Custom Labels per Org. That sounds like a lot, and would be for most Orgs, but I've noticed that many managed packages create a LOT of Custom Labels once they're installed.

Here is what I'd like to know:

Do the Custom Labels that are created by managed packages count against an Org's 5,000 limit, or is this particular limit "scoped" to that package in a manner similar to how Certified Managed Packages get their own sets of certain governor limits?

  • An educated guess tells me that custom labels would be namespace scoped, because otherwise that could cripple ISVs that actually care about multi-lingual sales, but I cannot find any clear documentation on the matter.
    – sfdcfox
    Oct 14, 2013 at 15:53
  • @sfdcfox good point about the ISVs. I think you're right, but I found the lack of clarity in the Salesforce docs disturbing enough to hope that someone from SF might see this and give us clarity. :-) Thanks for taking a look at this! Oct 14, 2013 at 20:24
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    I'm going to find the answer for this and make sure it gets doc'd. Oct 16, 2013 at 2:41

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Salesforce dev here. Labels from managed packages do not count against the 5000 label limit.

Thanks for raising this doc gap; we'll get it updated.

  • Welcome Carolyn to SE! Oct 16, 2013 at 18:45
  • While you're at it, do you happen to know if this is a limit that can be upped for a pkg via black tab, or something that's really a hard limit? Oct 16, 2013 at 20:11
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    Thanks, Carolyn! I'm thrilled to know that you guys are reading the Salesforce SE! :-) Oct 16, 2013 at 22:06
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    @ca_peterson Hard limit. Oct 17, 2013 at 0:23
  • Turns out it is in fact a soft limit after all. If you ask really nicely you can go over 5k labels in a namesapce. Jan 26, 2015 at 20:03

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