Types of Field Rules
- Field Types
- Calculated Fields
- Default Descriptive Name
- Field Description
- Data Entry
- Default Mode
- Position Cursor
- Case Convert
- Speed Typing Glossary
- Double Entry
- Min/Max Value
- Uniqueness Test
- Cross-file Validation
- Custom Validation
- Simple List
- Cascading List
- Table Lookup
- Conditional Table Lookup
- Previous Values
- Field Event
- Record Event
The following list includes a brief description of each field rule in its own respective category.
Alpha Anywhere automatically calculates field values.
Assigns incrementing field values as records are entered.
Changes the default field name; for example, "F_Name" to "First Name".
Provides the status bar text that appears when a field is selected.
Specifies that a field must contain data.
Inserts formatting characters, like dashes and spaces, and determines whether a number or letter can be entered in a particular location in the field.
Moves the cursor to the next field, when the current field is full; for example, after you enter both characters in a two-character state abbreviation field, the cursor moves to the next field.
Fills in a constant value that you provide, or the result of a default expression.
Causes the cursor to skip over the field, when you press the Tab or Enter keys.
Places the cursor at the beginning or end of selected or non-selected text, when the field gets focus.
Converts values to uppercase, lowercase, or a combinations of both.
Fills in a longer word or phrase, when you enter a user-defined keyword.
Requires that a field value be entered twice, to ensure data entry accuracy.
Specifies the minimum and maximum field values.
Prohibits a field value from being entered in the same field for another record.
Cross-checks a field value to a field value in another table.
Checks the validity of a field value using a validation expression or user-defined function.
Presents a pre-defined list of values for field entry.
Presents a pre-defined list, which can include multiple sub-lists, for field entry.
Presents selections from an existing table, for field entry.
Presents values for data entry, based on a conditional expression.
Presents values from a list of previously entered values.
Posts data from the current field to a target field, thus, you can add to, subtract from, or replace the target field value. Useful for keeping a running total, by using the Add Operation, or for tracking inventory levels, by using the Subtract Operation.