# datatable.options.display.max_column_width¶

This option controls the threshold for the column’s width to be truncated. If a column’s name or its values exceed the max_column_width, the content of the column is truncated to max_column_width characters when printed.

This option applies to both the rendering of a frame in a terminal, and the rendering in a Jupyter notebook.

## Parameters¶

return
int

Current max_column_width value. Initially, this option is set to 100.

new_max_column_width
int

New max_column_width value, cannot be less than 2. If new_max_column_width equals to None, the column’s content would never be truncated.

except
ValueError

The exception is raised when the new_max_column_width is less than 2.