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Linked Table - Change TEXT to MEMO

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Hi again!

I have an Excel spreadhseet.
I linked this Sheet into my Access database.

One of my fields is a long text field (Over 255 characters).
However, it has been linked and has been set to a "text" field.
How do I change this field to a memo one???.

The linked "table" is read only and will not let me change anything.
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The link manager tries to figure out that type of data it's dealing with from the first record in the column. Say the field in question is column A. In A1 enter some data that exceeds 255 characters. Save the Excel file then go to Access, right-click the linked table and select Linked Table Manager. Select the sheet wirh the data and then select OK. That should change that field to memo.

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Thanks , I should have thought of that!
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