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"Maximum number of characters" is now one of the options for Validation in the Define Fields dialog.

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Originally posted by Fitch:

"Maximum number of characters" is now one of the options for Validation in the Define Fields dialog.

That would be for v5.5 I presume; v5.0 doesn't have this feature.

For earlier versions, you can create a calc field to return a message if the data entry field is too long -- be sure to go into "storage options" and check the "Do not store..." box. The problem is that the calc field doesn't calculate while you're entering data in the entry field; it waits until you exit that field.

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Originally posted by Russell Baker:

For version 5.0 and earlier, set the field validation for the "TExt" to:

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If(Length(TExt)>44,0,1)

and display a message like "Toooooo Long" if the validation fails.

This will only work once you try to leave the "TExt" field


Works great, thanks.
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