I do not know the dynamics of a memo field, but if it works like a text field, I will hesitate to use it. A text field stores up to 255 characters. I am aware that it is good practice to determine the field size and limit the character storage to just more than what is necessary. My question is: Does a memo field work like a text field? What happens if I need only 300 characters in a product description. Is it going to store 65200 extra characters per record that I do not use? I cannot see that this will be the case. So how does memo work, how does it store data or determine how much to store? I will appreciate a bit of an explanation on this as I am always hesitant to use memo!!