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  • Memo Field Xfer

    I trying to append an Access table to and A5 table. All records Xfer just fine except the Access memo fields won't xfer to the A5 memo fields. Any suggstions? other than changing them to text & character fields?

    Also, elementary question: What is the keystroke for highlighting and copying records in a browse so I don't have to hold the mouse at the bottom of the screen while it makes its way through 900+ records?

    Thanks,

    ken
    TYVM :) kenn

    Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

  • #2
    RE: Memo Field Xfer

    Unfamiliar with access tables and their memo fields.

    Don't think there is a "select all from current down" key combination, only know shift and down arrow will do the same as your mouse drag.

    Sorry.

    Stan
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      RE: Memo Field Xfer

      Hi Ken

      Memo fields in A5 are kept in *.fpt. I've never appended the memo fields but I think if you do a seperate append from access just on the memo fields and append it to the *.fpt file it may work.

      Just a thought.

      Dan
      Dan

      Dan Blank builds Databases
      Skype: danblank

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      • #4
        RE: Memo Field Xfer

        I believe you may have to work from within access to save as or export your table to foxpro 2.6. Then you can append without worrying about the file type issue.

        Bill
        Bill Hanigsberg

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        • #5
          RE: Memo Field Xfer

          Bill,

          I exported it as a Dbase 5 file. Everything Xfered in except the memo fields. I'll try it as a foxpro. I've done it b4 as a cahracter field with no problem. Just doesn't like memo fields.

          ken
          TYVM :) kenn

          Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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          • #6
            RE: Memo Field Xfer

            Exporting to foxpro 2.6 and 3.o doesn't work either. Append only works in Access as an append query and it's tricky to name the databse outside of Access. Seems it wants an Access database instead. Will play around with it when I have more time tomorrow. If all else fails, I'll change the fields to text and character as I know that will work.

            thanks for the suggestions,

            ken
            TYVM :) kenn

            Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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            • #7
              RE: Memo Field Xfer

              Ken,

              Forget about the append for a moment as additional complexites my be lurking there.

              After converting from Access to Foxpro you should be able to add a table to an A5 database. Are you saying that when you do this, the memo field is not readable in A5?

              Bill
              Bill Hanigsberg

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              • #8
                RE: Memo Field Xfer

                William,

                Thanks for the tip. I've always done it via the append method and for some reason, it never dawned on me to do it your way. It worked great. A5 is reading it as a memo field. The moral of this story: When importing data from Access, don't do it via append but rather export it as a foxpro table and then open the foxpro table in A5.

                Thanks for your help.

                ken
                TYVM :) kenn

                Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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