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CF_GetFieldAttributes ( Fieldname ; ShowFieldAttributes )

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Hans Nagelgast, None

Using this Custom Function in combination with the [Tooltip] will give you access to all available information about a specific [Field]

Sample Input:
CF_GetFieldAttributes ( Self ; 1 )
Sample Output:
• Comments about this field

Table Occurrence:
• [TABLE_01]

Field Name:
• [Field_01]

Field Attributes:
• Storage [UnstoredCalc]
• Field Type [Text]
• Index [Unindexed]
• Repetition [1] of [1]

Field Content:
• [Field Content]
• [13] Bytes

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What it is?
• Using this Custom Function in combination with the [Tooltip] will give you access to all available information about a specific [Field].
• Just enter [CF_GetFieldAttributes ( Self ; 1 )] in the [Tooltip] calculation and you are ready to go.
• If you define [ShowFieldAttributes] as a global field you can switch it on and off (for all fields) as you please.
• With the controls {T1111} in the Field comments you can control what is displayed.
• Hope this Custom Function comes in handy. Hans Nagelgast, Oss The Netherlands

p.s. I modified the CF name. Was CF_Tooltip ( Fieldname ; ShowTooltip )

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


I absolutely, without a doubt, love this CF. Thank you!

Vyke, Washington DC
July 06, 2015 2:58pm

Unbelievable, the way your brain works......very cool

Steve M, Broomall, PA
August 21, 2015 8:10am

Very helpful.
Thank you Hans!

Phil McGeehan, Poole, UK
December 06, 2016 7:19am

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