Data type Memo Foundation

The data type "Memo" specifies a field variable which can store a character string of variable length. Field variables exist only in files. No memory variable in a program can contain a value of the memo data type. When the contents of a memo field variable are to be assigned to a memory variable, the memory variable has the character string data type.

The number of characters which can be stored in field variables of memo data type is limited by the file format or the corresponding database engine. Using the DBFNTX DatabaseEngine, character strings with an unlimited number of characters can be stored in memo field variables.


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