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Windows 7: Can i enter more than 255 characters in (TEXT) type in M. Access?

28 Dec 2013   #1
Kurdish User

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Can i enter more than 255 characters in (TEXT) type in M. Access?

Hello everyone


Can insert more than 255 character in Text field ? .


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28 Dec 2013   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Yes you can use more that 255 characters in a text file.

What version of Access are you using?. I am using Access 2013 & below is a copy from the help files that may help you. In older versions of Access you would use a Memo for long text, but Access 2013 now calls it Long Text.

The Memo data type is now called “Long Text”

In earlier versions of Access, we used the Memo data type to store large amounts of text, and the Text data type to store shorter strings (up to 255 characters). In Access 2013, these two data types have been renamed “Long Text” and “Short Text” respectively, and they have different properties and size limits depending on whether you’re using a desktop database or an Access App. Here are the details:

Text fields in desktop databases (.accdb)

Long Text In .accdb files, the Long Text field works the same as the Memo field of old. That is, it can store up to about a gigabyte of text, even though controls on forms and reports can only display the first 64,000 characters. You can set Long Text fields to display Rich Text, which includes formatting like bold and underline.

Short Text In .accdb files, the Short Text field works the same as the Text field in earlier versions. It stores up to 255 characters.
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28 Dec 2013   #3
Kurdish User

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I am using (Office 2003 & 2010)
I know that it can be done with "Memo"
But i just want to know that it can be done with Text or it can't be.

Because this is very important for me because i am studying Access2010 in institute.

THANKS 4 YOUR ANSWER bro.
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28 Dec 2013   #4
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

As far as I know you can't have more that 255 characters in a Text file.

You have to use the Memo or Long Text to have more than 255 characters.
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27 Jan 2016   #5
BusinessAnalyst

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
More than 255 Chars on a query report??

Hello,

I have a problem with an access database report I am working on. how do I get the memo field of the report to show more than 255 characters? The data is there in the table but when I try to run the report, it cuts off or truncates the data after 255 characters. I went into the query and "ungrouped" the fields which worked to display all the data in the table, but now the query report won't display it all.... any ideas on how to remedy this?

---- Business Analyst
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27 Jan 2016   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Hi & welcome to the Forum.

What version of Access are you using?. In Access 2013 the Memo field has been changed to Long Text, but Short Text has the same limitations as before of 255 characters.

So check to see if you have the field set for Long Text. You need to do that to the main Table in Design View & that should change all related Queries etc. that relate to that Table.
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