9 Replies Latest reply: May 29, 2015 11:24 AM by Ariel Eidelstein RSS

    Field Length Question

    David Young

      I am not sure if there is a way but I want to find the length of fields in my QVD file.  In the file there are many different fields but I will pick one:  Description.  Is there a way to determine the maximum length of that field.  I know there is a $field command and a data profiler out there.  The data profiler seems to calculate the maximum length based on actual data in the field.  This could vary from one account to the next.  What I mean is this:

       

      Client one:

       

      Description = This is a test.

       

      Client two = This is the second day of the week.

       

      The length is different.  I am looking at the finding the length of the field with no data.  If this is not possible that is alright.

       

      Thanks

      David