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Info7 and Access 2002 memo type field

Info7 and Access 2002 memo type field

Info7 and Access 2002 memo type field

Hi does anyone know why the memo data type field I'm reporting on from an Access database can be added to my report ok but is invisible when I go to include it in a formula or use it in a selection - ie I can see it on the report but I can't see it in the list of fields to make a formula or selection?

RE: Info7 and Access 2002 memo type field

This is a "feature" of Crystal Reports.  Memo fields cannot be used in formulas or in the record selection criteria except in CR9.  A workaround is to use SQL Expressions, but these aren't available if you're using MS Access as the DB.

You do have a few options within MS Access:  Change the field type, truncate the field, or break the field into multiple fields.

RE: Info7 and Access 2002 memo type field

It is more that a "feature," it is a limitation.  Seagate Crystal Reports version 8.0 and below, with which I am familiar, are not able to manipulate any field longer than 254 characters, nor are they able to produce a formula result longer that 254 characters.

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