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Excel 2002 - VBA - Maximum charactors for a string

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Rae1234, Sep 8, 2004.

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  1. Rae1234

    Rae1234 Thread Starter

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    Does anyone know what the maximum amount of characters for a string is for Excel 2002? I am receiving an error in my program on a record that contains a rather large string. Thanks
     
  2. Zack Barresse

    Zack Barresse

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    From the help files ...

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    String Data Type
          
    
    There are two kinds of strings: variable-length and fixed-length strings. 
    
    A variable-length string can contain up to approximately 2 billion (2^31) characters.
    
    
    A fixed-length string can contain 1 to approximately 64K (2^16) characters. 
    Note   A Public fixed-length string can't be used in a class module. 
    
    The codes for String characters range from 0–255. The first 128 characters (0–127) of the character set correspond to the letters and symbols on a standard U.S. keyboard. These first 128 characters are the same as those defined by the ASCII character set. The second 128 characters (128–255) represent special characters, such as letters in international alphabets, accents, currency symbols, and fractions. The type-declaration character for String is the dollar sign ($).
    
     
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