Microsoft KB Archive/104474
FIX: APPEND FROM Increases Database Size in FoxPro
2.50 MS-DOS kbprg kbfixlist kbbuglist
The information in this article applies to:
Issuing the following command increases the size of the database's memo field (the <database>.FPT file):
APPEND FROM <database> FOR .F.
This command should not append any records to the database or change the size of the memo field.
To work around this problem, use the PACK command to reduce the size of the memo field.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in FoxPro 2.5 for MS-DOS. This problem was corrected in FoxPro 2.5a for MS-DOS.
To reproduce this problem, issue the following commands in the Command window:
USE salesman COPY STRUCTURE TO memotest USE memotest APPEND FROM salesman FOR .F.
Additional reference words: FoxDos buglist2.50 fixlist2.50a 2.50 2.50a grow grows expand expands KBCategory: kbprg kbfixlist kbbuglist KBSubcategory: Solution Type : kbfix
Last Reviewed: November 6, 1997