Microsoft KB Archive/92809

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ACC: Limit for RunApp Action Command Line Argument Is 255

Article ID: 92809

Article Last Modified on 1/18/2007


  • Microsoft Access 1.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Access 1.1 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Access 2.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Access 95 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Access 97 Standard Edition

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Moderate: Requires basic macro, coding, and interoperability skills.


The limit for the RunApp action Command Line argument for macros is 255 characters.


The limit for the MS-DOS Command line argument is 127 characters, but Microsoft Access allows up to 255 characters for the RunApp macro action. There is a 127-character limit for the program name and path, and a 127-character limit for the list of arguments to the program.

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