Outlook - Emails


Board Regular
Jan 31, 2009
I am trying to devise a database where in a field I can c+p the contents of an email. However, the problem with this is that there is a restriction on the number of characters.
Is there any way I can attach an email to an entry in a database so that when a person looks at a particular record they can see any corresponding email.

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Feb 15, 2002

What is the restriction you're talking about? If you use the Memo type field in your table then this can store about 64,000 characters, which would be a fairly sizable email message. If you wanted to store more than that then you'd probably have to break down the message into chunks so you'd have something like a MESSAGE_HEADER table (where you store things like recipients, date, subject) and a MESSAGE_DETAIL table (where you store the text of the message).

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