override field


The override field statement is used only with extended composite fields. The override field statement sets the separator character and specifies whether scroll arrows will appear for the composite field.


override field composite_field, separator, scroll_arrows


composite_field – The name of the extended composite field being formatted.

separator – A string specifying the separator character to use between components of the composite. The same separator character will appear between all components of the composite.

scroll_arrows – A boolean specifying whether scroll arrows will be displayed for the composite. A true value will display scroll arrows; a false value won’t display scroll arrows.


The override field statement changes the formatting for a composite field throughout the application. To do this, the statement must be in the form pre script for the Main Menu form of the main dictionary. If the statement is used in an integrating dictionary, it should be executed before opening any forms with windows containing the composite.

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