hi<BR><BR>i got a little problem that left me quite a bit puzzled.<BR><BR>i have an access database. in a given table there are memo fields called text, containing rather long strings. so far so good.<BR><BR>unfortunately, when i try to get a value from the database using asp, the text is somehow truncated after about 100 characters.<BR><BR>for testing i even removed the Server.HTMLEncode, just used <BR>&#060;%=recordset.field("text").value%&#062; . but to no avail.<BR><BR>why ?????