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    john-erik paulsen
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    Default convert field rules to xbasic

    is there any way to get the underlying code that is created by field rules? for example, what would the conditional mask field rule look like as an xbasic script.

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    Default RE: convert field rules to xbasic

    Which one?

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    john-erik paulsen
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    Default RE: convert field rules to xbasic

    i guess a better way to phrase the question is-

    if a5 didn't have a field rules interface how would you go about setting the mask, default, validation, posting, etc... properties of a field.

    i am assuming (maybe incorrectly) that the field rules interface is for collecting and storing parameters to feed to a script that is triggered when that field or record gets the focus.

    i am also assuming that the script which retrieves the 'field rule' parameters from the data dictionary and sets the field properties/contraints for each record is built behind the scenes in xbasic.

    what i am wondering is how can i (or may i) see what the code is behind the creation/execution of a field rule-something like converting an action script to xbasic.

    if the field rule parameters are for insertion into something other than an xbasic script (C,C++,???) then i'll shut-up.

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    john-erik paulsen
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    Default RE: convert field rules to xbasic

    it just dawned on me that field rules have been available since the inception of A4 and before xbasic, so i'll shut up now.

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    Default RE: convert field rules to xbasic

    i believe that one of the goals for future versions of alpha five, though, is to make all field rules into xbasic scripts.

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