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    Default Please confirm posting rule

    please confirm that a posting field rule can only be applied to a Numeric field, and posting a value of a Character field to a Character field is not possible through posting field rules. Thank you.

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    Default RE: Please confirm posting rule

    You can post a character field to a character field. The only operation that makes sense though is the "Replace" operation, not the add or subtract.

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    Default RE: Please confirm posting rule

    Steve,
    Thank you for responding. I can't get posting to work in character fields. May I can send you a test 2 table set and maybe help me see what is I'm not setting up correctly? Also, the following is from Alpha Web Help- Posting Filed Rules: Thanks.

    10. Select an operation from the Operation column......... subtracts 500. The options are:

    "Replace" - Substitutes the source field value for the target field value. Available for only numeric fields.

    "Add" - Subtracts the source field value from the target field value. Available for only numeric fields.

    "Subtract" - Adds the source field value to the target field value.

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    Default RE: Please confirm posting rule

    T,
    OK, I go it!

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    Default Re: Please confirm posting rule

    what was the resolution here? can you post a character field to another character field using the "replace" operation?
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    Default Re: Please confirm posting rule

    and can it be done in A5 v10 desktop?
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    Default Re: Please confirm posting rule

    The help apparently has a typo here. Should be

    10. Select an operation from the Operation column......... subtracts 500. The options are:

    "Replace" - Substitutes the source field value for the target field value.

    "Add" - Subtracts the source field value from the target field value. Available for only numeric fields.

    "Subtract" - Adds the source field value to the target field value. Available for only numeric fields.
    There can be only one.

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