?
Solved

Linked Table - Change TEXT to MEMO

Posted on 2013-01-21
2
Medium Priority
?
1,357 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
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
Flyster earned 2000 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

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

In Part II of this series, I will discuss how to identify all open instances of Excel and enumerate the workbooks, spreadsheets, and named ranges within each of those instances.
We live in a world of interfaces like the one in the title picture. VBA also allows to use interfaces which offers a lot of possibilities. This article describes how to use interfaces in VBA and how to work around their bugs.
Get people started with the utilization of class modules. Class modules can be a powerful tool in Microsoft Access. They allow you to create self-contained objects that encapsulate functionality. They can easily hide the complexity of a process from…
Do you want to know how to make a graph with Microsoft Access? First, create a query with the data for the chart. Then make a blank form and add a chart control. This video also shows how to change what data is displayed on the graph as well as form…

719 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