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Subject: RE: Terminology: Field vs. Column
Thread ID: 155328 Message ID: 155339 # Views: 1 # Ratings: 1
Version: Unknown Category: General VFP Topics
Date: Sunday, December 30, 2007 6:26:57 PM         
   


> I work with a long-time Foxpro programmer who never calls a column "column," but rather always "field." Is there a historical reason for that?
>
> TIA,
> Ellen

Ellen

Columns in xBase were called fields from the dBase days. So you have commands and functions like SET FIELD TO, SCATTER FIELDS, FCOUNT(), FIELD().

Regards
Tushar

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Terminology: Field vs. Column Posted by Ellen Solomon @ 12/30/2007 11:16:53 AM
RE: Terminology: Field vs. Column Posted by Andy Kramek @ 12/30/2007 12:27:02 PM
RE: Terminology: Field vs. Column Posted by tushar @ 12/30/2007 6:26:57 PM
RE: Terminology: Field vs. Column Posted by Barbara Peisch @ 12/30/2007 9:37:50 PM
RE: Terminology: Field vs. Column Posted by Ellen Solomon @ 12/30/2007 9:42:40 PM
RE: Terminology: Field vs. Column Posted by Barbara Peisch @ 12/30/2007 10:25:11 PM