I have a report in CR 8.5 that has 28 fixed length fields in the Detail Section, that when added together, total 570 characters. When I try to concantenate them into one string, I run into the ol' cannot be more than 254 character rule. I have tried Crystal Reports Tech Knowledge Articles c2006429, "Displaying a multiple value parameter using the For loop with Basic Syntax" and c2009234, Create a string running total which outputs more than 255 characters, but can not get these to work. There is no grouping on this report. Only one SQL table involved. A Report Header, Detail, and Report Footer section. I have to run a checksum on each section to FTP to a vendor, and the numbers have to verify. How can I concantenate the fields in my Detail Section to allow a string of 570 character's.