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Strange Characters


Hello all. Have a bit of a strange one here (and fairly frustarting). I have a table which includes a field (type memo) which holds text comments.

I have a query which includes this field. For some reason, when the comments field is empty (identified thorugh opening the table), when it is returned through the query is shows two characters, namely '@v'.

Can anyone shed any light on this for me? Thanks for reading :)


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