How to increase the length of a field in abacus
Please ensure that before making changes to the database structure that all users have logged out of AbacusLaw, Abacus Accounting, and create a backup of you data. You cannot change items in the database while there are people currently using the database.
- Go to File, Setup, then Database Structures.
- Select which database field you wish to edit by selecting the “Database to Edit” dropdown below. In this example, we will increase the company name field from 30 to 40.
- Double Click on the length box of the field you wish to change.
- Click Done.
- Click “Execute Changes and create new databases ” to commit your changes.
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