Thank you for posting.
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Seriously? the limit is a "feature"?
In the year 2010, an 8K limit on anything is not a feature, it's a bug! Heck, if the limit had been 64K, I probably wouldn't have even noticed it. The limit should be whatever the source DB can support, which I think is 4GB in the case of MySQL.
I will submit a feature request, but what are the odds that this "feature" will be implemented in the next few years?
I will likely have to spend a couple days or more developing a workaround for my own situation as we cannot live with this 8K limit. I should have my employer send FileMaker a bill for my time.
Thanks for getting back to me anyway.