Custom Property Data Limit?

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Thu Dec 1 19:49:32 EST 2011

On 12/1/11 11:55 AM, Marty Knapp wrote:
> I'm storing a tab-delimited text list in a custom property, with each
> item maybe up to 25 characters or so in length and around 12 items per
> line. Over time, this could grow to several hundred thousand lines. The
> data is displayed in a datagrid. It's working just fine for me at this
> point, but is there a limit to how much data you can put into a custom
> property? Is there a point at which there will be a performance hit when
> displaying in a datagrid? I'm just wondering if I need to start learning
> about sql for my data storage for the long haul.

As far as I know there is no limit to the amount of data you can store 
in a custom property as long as it doesn't go above the total stack size 
that's allowed, which is about 4 gigs. I'm not sure how that would 
affect a datagrid though.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
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