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Linking Text File : Error : "Record Too Large"

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

  1. Susan Philip

    Susan Philip
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    Hi ,

    I was trying to link a text file that has a record of almost 250 fields
    of text data type and all these fields add upto a record of size 3000.
    When I ran the Link Text Wizard I am getting an error saying the
    "Record is too large".
    I was wondering isn't that possible to link a text file with record
    size 3000?
    Can anyone help !!

    Thanks
    Susan
     
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  3. Brendan Reynolds

    Brendan Reynolds
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    I haven't tested this - I don't have a suitable text file to use for
    testing - but according to the 'Access Specifications' topic in the help
    files ...

    <quote>
    Number of characters in a record (excluding Memo and OLE Object fields) when
    the UnicodeCompression property of the fields is set to Yes: 4,000
    </quote>

    I would imagine that the JET database engine probably can't use Unicode
    Compression with a linked text file, as the data is not actually being
    stored by JET, so it may not be possible to link the file, but you may be
    able to import it.

    --
    Brendan Reynolds
    Access MVP

    "Susan Philip" <priyapalmfield@rediffmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1152239880.202453.234770@m79g2000cwm.googlegroups.com...
    > Hi ,
    >
    > I was trying to link a text file that has a record of almost 250 fields
    > of text data type and all these fields add upto a record of size 3000.
    > When I ran the Link Text Wizard I am getting an error saying the
    > "Record is too large".
    > I was wondering isn't that possible to link a text file with record
    > size 3000?
    > Can anyone help !!
    >
    > Thanks
    > Susan
    >
     

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