Microsoft KB Archive/100996
PRB: "Line Too Long" Message in RQBE
2.50 2.50a 3.00 | 2.00 2.50 2.50a
WINDOWS | MS-DOS kbprb
The information in this article applies to:
In RQBE, the following error message occurs:
Line too long
Running an RQBE session on a table with a large number of fields will produce error 18, "Line too long," every time the Do Query button is chosen after a field was moved up in the Output Fields box. This problem occurs because the resulting SELECT statement would exceed the maximum command-line length, which is 2048 characters.
Before the order of the fields changed, RQBE generated a SQL statement of SELECT * FROM <table_name>; however, after the order of fields changed, it had to create a SQL statement similar to the following:
SELECT <fld1>, <fld2>,....<fldn> FROM <table_name>
If the field order is not changed in the Output Fields box, the error does not occur. Therefore, to avoid the problem, do not change the order of the fields.
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Last Reviewed: May 22, 1998