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listFieldTypes ( listOfFields )

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Andrew Sasaki, n/a

Returns a tab-delimited list of fields & field type info for every field on the current layout

Sample Input:
listFieldTypes ( FieldNames ( Get ( FileName ) ; Get ( LayoutName ) ) )
Sample Output:
FileName Table Layout Field Option Type Index Repetitions
TestDB table1 table1 Text1 Standard Text Unindexed 1
TestDB table1 table1 RecordID Standard Number Unindexed 1

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Recursively processes fields on the current layout, listing metadata for each in a tab-delimited format with header. Assumption: the source value list is a list of fields on the current layout. Useful for documentation.

UPDATED 2017-06-07 to add suggestion from Giancarlo Meak.

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This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


Thank you, very useful function :-)
I had to change a line to view fields called with underscore at the beginning like "__pk_id"
If anyone get this issue may consider changing this line from
firstValue = LeftWords ( LeftValues ( listOfFields ; 1 ) ; 10 ) ;
firstValue = Substitute(LeftValues ( listOfFields ; 1 ); ¶;"") ;

Giancarlo Meak, Turin Italy
November 20, 2015 2:54am

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