short string field allows for up to 30 characters to be entered.
When creating a short string field, you may want to restrict the
types of strings that can be entered. You can do this by selecting
a string format for the field. There are 5 formats that can be
applied to a short string:
- all characters are accepted (default)
Only - when selected, only numeric characters (0-9) characters are
Only - when selected, all alphabetic characters are displayed in
Alphanumeric Only - when
selected, only letters and numbers can be entered
Only - when selected, only letters and numbers can be entered, and
all alphabetic characters are displayed in uppercase
can also apply a mask to a short string. A mask is used to add
static characters to a string, such as parentheses, spaces or
dashes. A capital X is used as a placeholder to represent
alphanumeric characters that will appear in the string. All other
characters will be used to change the way the string is displayed
after it has been entered. If you are not using a string mask, you
can select the maximum number of characters that can be entered
into the string field. The maximum number of characters will
default to 30 if not selected.
select string settings:
the String Format.
want to use a string mask, mark the Use String check box and enter
the String Mask.
If you do
not want to use a mask, select the maximum number of