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truncation of memo field to 255 characters when creating a recordset

I am creating a recordset to be used in a website. The Website is emulating the functionality of a programmme already written in VB. One of the fields in the record set is of datatype memo, but when the record set is created all enties above 255 charaters are truncated to 255 characters, this was verified using the ActualSize function on the field. The DefinedSize of the field in the recordset is that of the memo datatype. This didn't happen in the original VB programme and it seems strange that the recordset picked up the max field size but only filled it to 255 characters.

It's quite important that I get this fixed quickly

Any ideas on how to get the whole entry into the recordset?
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8/22/2022 - Mon