Reading From and Writing to the Data Dictionary
Alpha Anywhere's data dictionaries are actually tables; you can manipulate them just like any other table. To access the data dictionary of the current table or set directly, you can use the DICTIONARY.OPEN() method to obtain an object pointer to the dictionary.
All data dictionary files have the same table structure as follows:
Name of the dictionary entry.
Type of entry.
Data storage (for layout, saved settings, or script.)
Binary version of data storage.
Each entry in the data dictionary is categorized by the contents of the TYPE field: a four character code such as FRMI (for a form) or BRW0 (for a browse). The types of layout and saved setting entries that you can find in a data dictionary and their corresponding four character codes are as follows:
- Entry Type
- Entry Code
- Mail Labels