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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

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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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