Limit on number of fields in MS Access forms

Discussion in 'Access Table Design' started by xxx g, Dec 22, 2010.

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    xxx g Guest


    I'm trying to create a form for a table that has 80 fields and I
    receive the below error message.

    "The number of fields from your currently selected table or query
    exceeds the maximum height in Microsoft Office Access forms."

    Is there a limit on how many fields a form can have or on the size of
    the form?
    If so, what are my options to create a form from this table.

    I appreciate your responses.

    xxx g, Dec 22, 2010
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    Rick Brandt Guest

    Sounds to me like you are building the form with the wizard. If so you have
    hit a limit of the wizard, not of forms generally. It likely wants to stack
    the controls vertically and has hit the 22 inch section height limit. Do it
    yourself and you can arrange the controls so that is not an issue.
    Rick Brandt, Dec 22, 2010
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    xxx g Guest

    Thanks for the response. That worked.
    xxx g, Dec 22, 2010
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    Tony Toews Guest

    I see Rick has already given you an answer that works.

    Also consider using the tab control to group similar fields together
    so things aren't quite so crowded for the user.

    Also note that you can drag and drop multiple controls from the form's
    field list to the form.

    Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
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    Tony Toews, Dec 23, 2010
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