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Is there a maximum length for an index field?

Is there a maximum length for an index field?

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Hi All,
Does anyone know the maximum size of an index field? I don’t mean the field name, but the size of the field itself.
For example, if I was creating a table as follows:
ON TABLE HOLD AS YTD_SALES FORMAT FOCUS INDEX STYLE SIZE COLOR
And the fields had been defined this way:
STYLE/A30
SIZE/A5
COLOR/A10
Would the index be invalid because one of the fields was 30 characters long? Would it be invalid because all together they are 45 characters long?
Thanks in advance,
Eileen

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