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Access Database to Excel?

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by twoyankeez, Oct 9, 2002.

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  1. twoyankeez

    twoyankeez Thread Starter

    Sep 20, 2002
    I have a database in access that I am trying to send to Excel. One of the fields within the database contains about a paragraph of text. When I send it to Excel, I am losing a portion of the text. Any idea how to change that? I have resized the excel cell and that did not work.
  2. Mike C UK

    Mike C UK

    Mar 12, 2001
    Microsoft Excel Specifications (Excel Help) gives the following limitations to field contents.

    Any greater than 32,767 and you will risk losing them in the conversion, but if its just a para or two you should be fine, but you will see it truncated, with the rest 'hidden', so to speak. Its an inbuilt limitation I'm afraid. You could try splitting the contents to an additional field, though that could be messy to look at and manipulate.

  3. RandyG


    Jun 26, 2000
    beat me to it, this time Mike!;)

    I was just about to post the exact same info that you did, but spent too much time on my last post!!
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