I am trying to link to pics that are buried within multiple folders.
I know that I get an error because it is too long a string.

So I am needing to find out the max length of the searched string

For example it could be
Q:/CustomerA/Spring 2011/Product xyz/front pics/pic.jpg

The error message is:
Database Connector Error: 'HY000:[DataDirect][ODBC Progress OpenEdge Wire Protocol driver][OPENEDGE]Column image-file-1 in table PUB.product has value exceeding its max length or precision.
[Database Vendor Code: -210012]'