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Access 2000 character..

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by DanjoMan, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. DanjoMan

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    ... record limitation.
    Where in Help can I find information about this limitation?

    Does it mean that across all columns there cannot be more than 2000
    characters held?

    I read it at:

    I am getting the Record Is Too Large error..
    I will check to be sure there are not text fields SET TO TO LOW TEXT CHARS...
     
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  3. DanjoMan

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    Is it true that this 2000 character limit does not include the characters
    that occupy a Memo text field??

    "DanjoMan" wrote:

    > .. record limitation.
    > Where in Help can I find information about this limitation?
    >
    > Does it mean that across all columns there cannot be more than 2000
    > characters held?
    >
    > I read it at:
    >
    > I am getting the Record Is Too Large error..
    > I will check to be sure there are not text fields SET TO TO LOW TEXT CHARS...
    >
     
  4. Allen Browne

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    That is correct.

    The limit applies both to a table, and also to a query that may be
    outputting fields from multiple tables.

    If some of your fields are wide text fields, you could convert them into
    memo fields. Regardless of how much text is in the memo field, is only
    contributes around 10 bytes to the width (just field header info such as the
    address to the data.) I suggest you do this only with fields that are not
    used for selecting, sorting, or de-duplicating in your queries.

    --
    Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia.
    Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
    Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.

    "DanjoMan" <DanjoMan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A338C5C5-91B3-415F-86D9-E8D8C8770FAF@microsoft.com...
    > .. record limitation.
    > Where in Help can I find information about this limitation?
    >
    > Does it mean that across all columns there cannot be more than 2000
    > characters held?
    >
    > I read it at:
    >
    > I am getting the Record Is Too Large error..
    > I will check to be sure there are not text fields SET TO TO LOW TEXT
    > CHARS...
    >
     
  5. Douglas J Steele

    Douglas J Steele
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    In addition to what Allen's told you, the size of the text field doesn't
    matter: it's how much text is in the field that does.

    You can create a table that has 20 text fields, each capable of holding 255
    characters and Access will cheerfully work with that table. However, as soon
    as the contents of the text fields in total exceed 2000 characters, you'll
    get the error.

    --
    Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    http://I.Am/DougSteele
    (no e-mails, please!)


    "DanjoMan" <DanjoMan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A338C5C5-91B3-415F-86D9-E8D8C8770FAF@microsoft.com...
    > .. record limitation.
    > Where in Help can I find information about this limitation?
    >
    > Does it mean that across all columns there cannot be more than 2000
    > characters held?
    >
    > I read it at:
    >
    > I am getting the Record Is Too Large error..
    > I will check to be sure there are not text fields SET TO TO LOW TEXT

    CHARS...
    >
     
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