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  1. #1
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    webmerge limit on field size???
    Hi
    I am pulling my hair out trying to solve this one.. I am trying to merge a database (circa 500 records) with very large data fields (raw html in each field) - each field is over 21,000 characters (with spaces).

    Is there a size limit using 2.4, on the field/ record size???????? - when i merge, webmerge stops when it hits a large record ie 25 of 500. This is most frustrating.

    Any help would be greatfully appreciated.

    Thanks Tim

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    The only size limitation I'm aware of with WebMerge is that if you use the built-in sort feature then each record in the file must be no longer than 65,535 characters. But that's a lot, more than most folks need, and that limitation only comes into play when sorting.

    Does it always choke on the same record each time? Does it report an error?
    Richard Gaskin
    Developer of WebMerge: Publish any data feed on any site
    http://www.fourthworld.com

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    html raw field under 65k
    Hi Richard thanks for your reply... Yes, the merge stops on the largish record (circa 32000 characters) - my field is a xyz raw tag for intgrating html into the template. It reports a success (not an error). Any ideas?

    Thanks

    Tim

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    None. Please email a Zip, Tar, or Stuffit file containing the source file, your template, and your settings file and I'll see what I can learn. Also, in your email please note which record number is giving you difficulty so I can hone in on that quickly.

    Thanks in advance -
    Richard Gaskin
    Developer of WebMerge: Publish any data feed on any site
    http://www.fourthworld.com

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    problem solved
    Hi richard - i solved my own problem... fyi... i use excel to tidy up database before saving into txt format.... excel 2003 only allows a maximum of 32000 characters 'per row' (let alone per cell) ...... SO I SET UP =len (cell) to count charaters - hope this helps Thanks for support Tim

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    Thanks for the update. At least we know that WebMerge handles twice as much data per row as Excel.
    Richard Gaskin
    Developer of WebMerge: Publish any data feed on any site
    http://www.fourthworld.com

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