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Short Text v. Long Text
By Richard Rost   Richard Rost on Facebook Richard Rost on Twitter Richard Rost on LinkedIn Email Richard Rost   19 days ago

Short v. Long Text. What's the Difference (also Memo Fields)?


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In this video we'll take a look at the differences between Short Text and Long Text fields, the benefits and drawbacks of each, when you should use each type, and we'll see how Long Text fields have been updated since the days of Memo fields in older versions of Access.

Brandon from Vermont (a Silver Member) asks, "I know in your classes you say to use Short Text for most fields and Long Text just for comments, but what are all the differences between the two, and when should I use each?"

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RELATED VIDEOS:
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Compact & Repair: https://youtu.be/CXd-6WwPkKY

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ms access short or long text, short text vs. long text, choosing field types

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