|iField||Number of the column in the table|
Property String Field_Label_Long
|Read Access:||Get Field_Label_Long iField to StringVariable|
|Write Access:||Set Field_Label_Long iField to StringVariable/Value|
Long and Short labels may be assigned to every column. Long and short column labels are defined using the Field_Label_Long and Field_Label_Short properties.
Set Field_Label_Long Field Orderhea.Terms To "Terms of Payment" Set Field_Label_Short Field Orderhea.Terms To "Terms"
Use Field_Label to get column labels and Field_Label_Long and Field_Label_Short to set column labels.
Get Field_Label Field DD_LABEL_SHORT To sHeaderName Get Field_Label Field DD_LABEL_LONG To sLabel
The Field_Label (and File_Field_Label) function provides additional flexibility in determining a label's value.
The same logic is applied when the Studio or Studio Wizards are used to design views and reports. The Studio will apply the long label whenever a form-style control and reports (e.g. dbForm, dbComboForm) are created. The studio will apply a short label when column style controls and reports are created (e.g. dbGrid, dbList).
Many of the DataDictionary methods contain a two variants of the same message: Field_Message and File_Field_Message. For a complete description of these messages please refer to The Field and File_Field DD Interfaces.
The Field_ version of a message must use the keyword FIELD to identify the Table.Column name. The File_Field_ version must use the keyword FILE_FIELD to identify the Table.Column name. These should never be mixed!
// When using Field_ message use the FIELD keyword Set Field_Label_Short Field OrderHea.Terms to "Name" Set Field_Label_Long Field OrderHea.Terms to "Customer Name" // When using the File_Field_ message use the FILE_FIELD keyword Set File_Field_Label_Short of oCustomer_DD File_Field OrderHea.Terms to "Name" Set File_Field_Label_Long of oCustomer_DD File_Field OrderHea.Terms to "Customer Name"See Also
File_Field_Label_Long | Defining Data Dictionary Field Attributes