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Access error saving comments, odbc sql server driver string or binary data would be truncated

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We have an application and our developer is out of town until next week. However we have a major problem saving comments in a certain field.

Yesterday before he left we were getting this error everytime we try to save new comments as seen in the image below. The developer said "this is working now after I refresh the database connection". Im not sure what this means.

Today:
In the comments, I can type TEST and save. One user typed “Received payment and mailed out records to office” and it would throw the odbc error. I would remove the word “office”, and it would save. I tried typing just the word office and it would save… real random.

I have some programming experience and web development experience. Can someone assist me in resolving?
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I figured out that field is limited to 255 characters. I changed the max characters in SQL, but do I need to restart SQL server?
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Jim P. earned 500 total points
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You shouldn't have to restart the SQL for that change. But it the 255 limit is dependent on how the table is linked through to the form. If it is a table linked into the Access DB then it will probably have to be relinked. And then it still may truncate anyway.

The problem is that Access has a max length of 255 characters for a text field (but not memo). The max length in SQL is 8000 for a varchar text field.

But if the field is being processed on the form or query it may still cut it down to 255.

It gets twitchy depending on SQL and Access versions and programming methods. So you may have to wait for the dev to solve it.
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