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Creating a table with field type long. Initial storage settings?

From: Galina <galkas_at_mail.ru>
Date: 29 Apr 2004 02:50:19 -0700
Message-ID: <ecdc865.0404290150.5473ed9e@posting.google.com>


Hello
I am trying to create a table, which includes a field type LONG. The wizard hasn't allowed me to enter storage settings for this table. It set the initial size is 64K and not available to change, next size 0K, increase size by 0%.
Since I am going to copy data from an existing MS Access table into this one, I know that the initial amount of records will be about 70000 and it will take about 7 Mb of disk space. I know it, because I have already been through this process and copied the data into the table and the table space usage increased by 7Mb approx. Since I was not allowed to change storage settings in the wizard, I took create table SQL and tried to change storage settings in SQL:  STORAGE ( INITIAL 10000K NEXT 64K
Then I executed it. Surprise, surprise, the table was created with the same storage settings 64K initial, 0K next. My questions are:
I know that the table can be created with the settings allowed by the wizard and I'll be able to copy data, but wouldn't it be better to allocate required amount of space from the beginning? Can I change storage settings, when creating a table with one field of type LONG?
If can, how to do so?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
Galina Received on Thu Apr 29 2004 - 04:50:19 CDT

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