Memo Or Text, Which Is Best?

There are few distinctions between a Memo and a Text data field, but knowing the differences will help you choose the right one. The distinctions are:

Therefore, you'll want to rely on Text fields when the entry is small (fewer than 255 characters) or when you want to limit or format the data. Use a Memo field, when the entry is larger than 255 characters field.

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Date of last revision: 16 August 2001.