255 Max Text Length?

is there a way to allows more that 255 chars in to a text field in a mdb? or do i have to do something like save it to a test file then link to the text file (cos i really dont know how to do that :P)

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I have a form I use to display status messages. I update the status message to be displayed in the text box from the code that is running. I optimized the form for short messages, but now I want ti display longer messages. The short message was centred vertically on the form (just by me positioning the text box.) When the status message extends to two lines it's not centred anymore.
AFAIK there's no built in way to do this. If I could figure out how many lines my text took I could move the text box up to maintain centering, but I don't know a reliable way to find out how many inches the etx works out to in the selected font.
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I know the answer is in previous posts somewhere, but my searches have not proven fruitless. And I know I've used a query like this before, but I can't remember which database much less which query! I know someone out there knows this right off the top of their head. Please help.


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I am having trouble importing text records into a simple Access 2002 database. I’d be grateful for any help; it would save me hours and hours of manual cut-and-paste from Word into Access!

The records I want to import are text passages which originate in Word. Within some records you might find more than one paragraph. I want that formatting preserved. I signify the end of a record with a “#” character.

I create an Access database consisting of two fields: a) one called "Item" for the text records, with the data type set to memo so it can handle long text passages, and b) one for the primary key ID, which when prompted I let Access create automatically.

Here’s what happens when I try to import the data to my “Item” field”. First, I cut and paste all my original text from Word into Notepad. Then in Access I go File / Get External Data, and then choose Import, and choose Text as the data type. In the ensuing wizard under the Advanced tab I choose the option for delimitation by a specified character, and make “#” that character, and I speciy that I want the data to go into the "Item" field as memo data type. I then finish the wizard.

Sometimes I get error messages that not all data imports successfully, due to key violations, and when I check, nothing has been imported. Other times I just get a message saying it didn't work out. It's never worked.

Here are the records I'm trying to import from Notepad:






cccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccc cccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccc ccccccccccccccccccccccccccccc





(end of records)

I've tried two other forums but none of the suggestions work. There must be some way to do this other than by manual cut and paste. Any advice?

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Hello everyone,
I hope plans for the new years celebrations are going okay.

I have a report with a text box. I have placed a line underneath the text box going from one side of it to the end of the screen. When text is in this text box the line sits underneath it and goes all the way to the right of the screen.

I would like it so that the line starts at the end of the text in the text box and goes all the way to the right of the screen. The problem is how do you figure out how much text is in the text box? The LEN command just gives you the number of characters, but as they are a true type font the characters are different widths.

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This was distributed to a large number of users (hence doing it as a linked table - i separate the database tables from the code). I then had to add a column as follows:

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The problem i have is that the PlayerName column always is string padded. Looking around, it seems that this is because the Unicode Compression is set to No on this column (whereas it's Yes for text fields i create in the database via the normal Access design screen or wizard).

Is there a way to correct this so that fields are not space-padded any more, via ALTER TABLE DDL or through manipulating the tabledefs ? or is there a better way to update this field?

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If I read the documentation then memo field in a Access table can be 65.000 chars long.
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