Increasing text in Access 2007 without losing info

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Access 2007
Access 2007 forms
Access 2007 functions
Windows 7
Windows 7 in 2010
I have formatted an Access Form with four inserts for text as each were limited to 50 characters at the time, this works but is tedious as some of my input is over 50 characters and breaks up my text to the next insert

what I am looking for is to encrease my text characters as much as possible for one insert ensuring that I do not loose 2 years worth of info already accumulated



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windows 7
ASKED: August 19, 2010  11:47 PM
UPDATED: May 19, 2011  7:43 AM

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A text field can be changed up to 255 characters by changing the size of the text field in the table where the field is defined. As long as you are increasingthe size then no data will be lost.

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  • SbElectric
    Yes, you can safely increase text fields to 255 characters. You may not need to consolidate old data (unless you want to). Just be careful when consolidating old data. If you need more than 255 characters then you may consider Memo field. Of course it has some other limitations.
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