Limit Long Text
By Richard Rost 13 months ago
Set a Maximum Size Limit for Long Text Fields
You can't set a maximum length for a long text field like you can for a short text field by setting the field size property. So in this Microsoft Access tutorial, I'll teach you how to use a validation rule to accomplish that task. Then, I'll show you a better method using the Before Update event and a tiny bit of VBA code.
Chloe from Eugene, Oregon (a Platinum Member) asks: My company prepares insurance claims. We have to submit a form to the insurance company outlining the details of a claim, however they have a maximum of 1000 characters. Is there any way to set a max limit on long text fields like you can with short text?
Members will learn how to keep a running count of how many characters are remaining in a text box below your long text field. This way you can see the counter change each time you enter a character, and make it turn red when it's getting low. We'll learn about the Text and OldValue properties of a text box, the On Change event, and the On Undo events.
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