MS Access to vb.net type question

Hi,

I'm converting an Access database to vb.net and there's a type like this:

Private Type Record1
         Name      As String * 30
         Duns      As String * 9
         FileNo    As String * 2
         Store     As String * 4
         ShipTo    As String * 12
         VenTO     As String * 8
         FIll1     As String * 4
         StartDate As String * 8
         UDF1      As String * 20
         LeadDays  As String * 20
         StartPo   As String * 30
         EndPo     As String * 30
         ReqDate   As String * 8
         PrtFlag   As String * 1
         OregDte   As String * 1
         CrRet     As String * 1
         LnFd      As String * 1
     End Type

What does the * <number> mean?

Is it string(<length>)?

tnx
~J
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database ArchitectCommented:
Pretty sure it's  the Length ....
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
It is to declare fixed length string. If you need to do it in .Net, check https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.visualbasic.vbfixedstringattribute.aspx
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prositAuthor Commented:
Yes of course.... that makes sense...
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