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supporting text fields >255 in Access 2003

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I'm thinking of moving data from Excel to Access to get around Excel's
1024-character limit on text-wrapping, and just learned that unless you
do something with VB, text field-type in Access 2003 has a
255-character limit. I seem to be moving backwards.

What is the solution, if there is one, to supporting large text fields
in Access, and does the solution permit word-wrap?

TIA.
Nov 13 '05 #1
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On Mon, 25 Jul 2005 23:52:50 GMT, Kevin wrote:
I'm thinking of moving data from Excel to Access to get around Excel's
1024-character limit on text-wrapping, and just learned that unless you
do something with VB, text field-type in Access 2003 has a
255-character limit. I seem to be moving backwards.

What is the solution, if there is one, to supporting large text fields
in Access, and does the solution permit word-wrap?

TIA.


You would use a Memo datatype field. (65000+ chrs).
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Nov 13 '05 #2

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Kevin wrote:
I'm thinking of moving data from Excel to Access to get around Excel's
1024-character limit on text-wrapping, and just learned that unless
you do something with VB, text field-type in Access 2003 has a
255-character limit. I seem to be moving backwards.

What is the solution, if there is one, to supporting large text fields
in Access, and does the solution permit word-wrap?

TIA.


Memo field, not Text.

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