String of length greater than 254 characters does not appear while creating new formula

I am passing a String of length greater than 254 characters. Crystal Reports 8.5 takes it as memo field and thus does not appear while I create a new formula. I want to solve this issue with Crystal 8.5 itself. How do I solve this issue?
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_TAD_Commented:


Crystal 8.5 has an upper limit of 254 characters.

You cannot solve this issue in 8.5


Crystal 9 has an upper limit of about 2 Gig of character.   I suggest moving to CR9
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_TAD_Commented:


If you are willing to use multiple strings/fields to accomplish your task you can always create an array of strings

and string[0] will hold character 1 to 254, string[1] will hold character 255 to 511, etc...


but that is really all you can do in CR 8.5 and below
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mlmccCommented:
Memo fields can be used in the report just not in formulas.

mlmcc
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