Subsequent to releasing our Concordance® load file (.DAT) to Concordance Database (.DCB) CPL last week (original post), we have received a few questions regarding Concordance field naming conventions. Concordance field types and field naming requirements are as follows:
Concordance Field Naming Requirements
Field names have to:
- Be no more than 12 characters long
- Start with a letter
- Continue with letters, numbers or the underscore (“_”) character in the middle
As of this writing, a Concordance database can contain no more than 250 fields.
Concordance Field Types
|Paragraph||12 million characters||Indexed by default, allows rich text|
|Text||Up to 60 characters||Keyed, but not indexed by default|
|Numeric||Up to 20 digits||Keyed by default|
|Date||8 bytes||Keyed by default|
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