Solved

Linked Table - Change TEXT to MEMO

Posted on 2013-01-21
2
1,120 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-21
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.
0
Comment
Question by:Patrick O'Dea
2 Comments
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
Flyster earned 500 total points
ID: 38803711
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.

Flyster
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Patrick O'Dea
ID: 38803749
Thanks , I should have thought of that!
0

Featured Post

Simplifying Server Workload Migrations

This use case outlines the migration challenges that organizations face and how the Acronis AnyData Engine supports physical-to-physical (P2P), physical-to-virtual (P2V), virtual to physical (V2P), and cross-virtual (V2V) migration scenarios to address these challenges.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Most if not all databases provide tools to filter data; even simple mail-merge programs might offer basic filtering capabilities. This is so important that, although Access has many built-in features to help the user in this task, developers often n…
Experts-Exchange is a great place to come for help with solutions for your database issues, and many problems are resolved within minutes of being posted.  Others take a little more time and effort and often providing a sample database is very helpf…
In Microsoft Access, learn how to use Dlookup and other domain aggregate functions and one method of specifying a string value within a string. Specify the first argument, which is the expression to be returned: Specify the second argument, which …
With Microsoft Access, learn how to start a database in different ways and produce different start-up actions allowing you to use a single database to perform multiple tasks. Specify a start-up form through options: Specify an Autoexec macro: Us…

831 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question