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Subject: RE: Terminology: Field vs. Column
Thread ID: 155328 Message ID: 155347 # Views: 1 # Ratings: 0
Version: Unknown Category: General VFP Topics
Date: Sunday, December 30, 2007 10:25:11 PM         
   


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> > In addition to what Andy and Tushar have said, I think that using "field" instead of "column" to refer to the data avoids confusion with a grid "column."
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> I get confused because there are two uses for the term field: (1) an individual piece of data within the record, or (2) the overall column.

That's because you're used to the use of "column" from Excel and client/server. In VFP they're not the same thing at all. The overall column isn't really the same thing as a field in VFP. If you're thinking of how data is used in a grid, you may define a field as being the ControlSource for a column, but that's because a grid in VFP really only has one row. The rest is done with "smoke and mirrors", as Marcia likes to say. A "column" in VFP is an object that exists within a grid. A field is not an object.

-BP
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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