Memo Field Limited to 256 Characters?


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Jethro Pull

I'm creating a report, imported from Excel, that contains a large
"Description" field.

ACCESS wants to limit me to only 256 characters in that field.

Is this correct? Is there a work-around?

TIA.
 
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ghetto_banjo

memo fields actually support something like 63256 characters. are
you sure it is not set as a Text field? those are limited to 255.
 
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Jethro Pull

memo fields actually support something like 63256 characters. are
you sure it is not set as a Text field? those are limited to 255.
Good point. I'll check. That 256 char limit just didn't seem right.

Thanks.
 
J

John W. Vinson

Good point. I'll check. That 256 char limit just didn't seem right.

Thanks.
A Memo can actually contain up to two gigabytes (though if you did that
there'd be no room for anything else in the database), if you populate the
field programmatically.

One possible issue is that if you apply a Format to the memo field (whether in
the table properties, the query field properties, or the form/report textbox
properties); or if you try to sort the query by the memo field - you'll be
truncated to 255.
 
J

Jethro Pull

A Memo can actually contain up to two gigabytes (though if you did that
there'd be no room for anything else in the database), if you populate the
field programmatically.

One possible issue is that if you apply a Format to the memo field (whether in
the table properties, the query field properties, or the form/report textbox
properties); or if you try to sort the query by the memo field - you'll be
truncated to 255.
Good point. I probably had a sort box checked. I used to be a heavy A-T
DB IV user and ACCESS is a new learning curve.

Thanks.
 
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I would recommend you to use the Long Path Tool. I'm sure it would be helpful.
 
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