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Obtaining more character space in a text (memo) field

Crystal Reports 11

I have done all of the following

To Edit the text field, performed the following steps,

1. Right click on the text field that you want to edit and then go to 'Format Field'.

2. The Format Field window gets open, click on Common Tab.

3. Check the Can grow option.

4. Entered both a zero and finite number in the Max number of lines box.

5. Clicked Ok.

The text box still truncates at one line, and only allows a finite number of characters on that one line.

What am I doing wrong!?

How do I wrap to a second line?

Is there something else I need to do?

Is the field possibly of the wrong type not covered by the above?

Help, please.


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    Posted on Jan 14, 2009 at 07:06 PM

    Hi Victor,

    Please let us know the following things,

    1. What version of Crystal Reports are you using (Go to Help > About Crystal Reports)?

    2. What is the type of database used?

    3. What is the type of connection (ODBC / OLE DB / Native)?

    If you are using ODBC connection with Oracle database and if the datatype of the field in CR is Memo, then the datatype in Oracle database for that particular field will be Long.

    The LONG datatype field in database is shown as MEMO datatype field in the Crystal Reports (CR).

    1. Download the ODBC Drivers for Crystal from the link provided below.

    2. Choose the appropriate DataDirect ODBC Driver for the version of Crystal you are using.

    3. Install the driver and create a new DSN using the CR ODBC driver.

    Hope this helps to resolve your issue.


    Abhijeet T.

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    • Former Member

      Hi Victor,

      Please open field explorer.

      Right click on your database name then click on show data types.

      Please check length of the memo field.

      Is it equal to your actual database field?


      Sumit Kanhe

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