BigText Data Type

This complex data type handles large text documents.


This data type cannot be shown in a message window or be seen in the Debugger.

The maximum length of a BigText variable is 2,147,483,647 characters and this corresponds to 2 GB.

You can use the BigText methods to manipulate a BigText variable, for example to extract part of a BigText variable or to add a text string to a BigText variable.

The normal string methods cannot be used with a BigText variable.


The methods supported for the BigText data type are:

ADDTEXT method (BigText)
GETSUBTEXT method (BigText)
LENGTH method (BigText)
READ method (BigText)
TEXTPOS method (BigText)
WRITE method (BigText)

See Also

AL Data Types
AL Method Reference