Microsoft Access 2000 and 2002 Maximum Capacities

Microsoft Access 2000 and 2002 use the same database file structure. MDB files can be used by both versions with no conversion.

Database specifications  
Attribute Maximum
Database (.mdb) file size 2 gigabyte. However, because your database can include linked tables in other files, its total size is limited only by available storage capacity.
Number of objects in a database 32768
Modules (including forms and reports with the HasModule property set to True) 1000
Number of characters in an object name 64
Number of characters in a password 14
Number of characters in a user name or group name 20
Number of concurrent users 255
   
Table specifications  
Attribute Maximum
Number of characters in a table name 64
Number of characters in a field name 64
Number of fields in a table 255
Number of open tables 2048. The actual number may be less because of tables open internally by Microsoft Access.
Table size 1 gigabyte
Number of characters in a Text field 255
Number of characters in a Memo field 65,535 when entering data through the user interface; 1 gigabyte when entering data programmatically.
Size of an OLE Object field 1 gigabyte
Number of indexes in a table 32
Number of fields in an index 10
Number of characters in a validation message 255
Number of characters in a validation rule 2048
Number of characters in a table or field description 255
Number of characters in a record (excluding Memo and OLE Object fields) 2000
Number of characters in a field property setting 255
   
Query specifications  
Attribute Maximum
Number of enforced relationships 32 per table minus the number of indexes that are on the table for fields or combinations of fields that are not involved in relationships
Number of tables in a query 32
Number of fields in a recordset 255
Recordset size 1 gigabyte
Sort limit 255 characters in one or more fields
Number of levels of nested queries 50
Number of characters in a cell in the query design grid 1024
Number of characters for a parameter in a parameter query 255
Number of ANDs in a WHERE or HAVING clause 40
Number of characters in a SQL statement approximately 64,000
   
Form and report specifications  
Attribute Maximum
Number of characters in a label 2,048
Number of characters in a text box 65,535
Form or report width 22 in. (55.87 cm)
Section height 22 in. (55.87 cm)
Height of all sections plus section headers (in Design view) 200 in. (508 cm)
Number of levels of nested forms or reports 3
Number of fields or expressions you can sort or group on in a report 10
Number of headers and footers in a report 1 report header/footer; 1 page header/footer; 10 group headers/footers
Number of printed pages in a report 65,536
Number of controls and sections you can add over the lifetime of the form or report 754
   
Macro specifications  
Attribute Maximum
Number of actions in a macro 999
Number of characters in a condition 255
Number of characters in a comment 255
Number of characters in an action argument 255