The requirement to have an entity/field property that tells Uniface to NOT create and use the overflow table if there would be a need due to a variable/unlimited length field. * Easier implementation of a Uniface app plugging into an existing non-Uniface application. * Data sharing between Uniface and non-Uniface applications. * Easier to plug into an existing Uniface application from a non-Uniface application.
A flag should be present as a property against a database field that would indicate whether or not the overflow table mechanism should be used for large/variable-length data fields.