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Advice on either Short Text or Long Text fields RRS feed

  • Question

  • On my Accounts I have my field size at Short Text, But sometimes I need more than 255 characters, If I change my field to Long Text for my Description on accounts will this either slow my database down or a problem later. Please any advice...Bob

    xxx

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 10:38 PM

Answers

  • Hi. That might depend on what you use the description field in your application. Do you use it to search for records? If so, using Long Text might make a difference in speed, but I doubt that it would be anything noticeable. Just my 2 cents...
    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 10:44 PM

All replies

  • Hi. That might depend on what you use the description field in your application. Do you use it to search for records? If so, using Long Text might make a difference in speed, but I doubt that it would be anything noticeable. Just my 2 cents...
    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 10:44 PM
  • Thanks DB, no its only for data entry , Regards Bob 

    xxx

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 11:08 PM
  • You're welcome!
    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 1:29 AM
  • Hi TurnipOrange,

    Have your issue been resolved? If you have, I suggest you mark the reply as answer to close this thread.

    Best Regards,

    Edward


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    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 3:36 AM