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    alias table name field


    i saw this field/option on the set editor. i looked, but did not see any other place to create an alias name for a table, other then on the set editor window. is there another place in the software to be able to create an alias table name?

    thank you

    Re: alias table name field

    I believe that is the only place you will find it and the reason is that is the only place you need it. The utility of setting the table alias there is that by creating different aliases for a table you can link the same child table more than once to the parent in the set.

    You can also specify the alias, in the context of a script, when you use the optional alias parameter in

    TABLE.OPEN( Filename as C [, Open_Mode as N [, Alias as C [, Password as C ]]] )
    Last edited by Stan Mathews; 08-10-2012, 09:22 AM.
    There can be only one.


      (RESOLUTION) alias table name field

      like the spped glossary feature, the alias table name would be more helpful if it were available throughout the database.

      i have gotten to the point where i am writing code, but it seems like if we were able to create the alians name once, each snippet of code that use the table could reference the alias table name, without having to declare it (for lack of the correct terminology) each time you used the table.



        Re: alias table name field

        the alias table name would be more helpful if it were available throughout the database
        I've used Alpha for something approaching 20 years now and have never felt the need for a table to have an alias name, so I can't say you're wrong. Perhaps you're doing something you don't need to do.
        There can be only one.


          Re: alias table name field

          "Calling" the table by a different name.. is still calling the table. Calling your son by hollering "William" or "Billy"... does not change anything.. he still has to come over! Maybe!


            Re: alias table name field

            hi stan,

            i am trying to learn this software from the ground up and want to know what features can be used for. i don't have a need to use the alias feature at the moment, but still want to know what it is capable of.


            Originally posted by Stan Mathews View Post
            I've used Alpha for something approaching 20 years now and have never felt the need for a table to have an alias name, so I can't say you're wrong. Perhaps you're doing something you don't need to do.


              Re: alias table name field

              the alias table name would be more helpful if it were available throughout the database
              IF you don't have a need to use the alias how were you able to deduce/induce this statement?
              There can be only one.