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I'm running a query that returns multiple columns from multiple tables.
The query executes perfectly, but there seems to be a restriction on the amount of characters returned.

How can I increase this restriction in Access?
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What is your SQL statement?  Or at least the expression you are using for the fields that are getting truncated?

Take a look at this article for common reasons that Memo fields get truncated and some solutions.  The same reasons and solutions apply when linking to a SQL Server back-end:

http://allenbrowne.com/ser-63.html
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How do I know if it's a memo field?
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SQL Server does not actually have a Memo Data type - but certain datatypes in SQL Server are seen as Memo fields in your linked Access database.

Try viewing one of the problematic linked tables in design view using your Access Database (instead of viewing it through SQL's configuration manager).  Do those problematic fields appear as Memo types in your Access Database?

I believe that anything over 500 characters will appear as a Memo field in Access.
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