From Andy Taylor <>
Date Fri, 14 Jul 2017 08:54:13 -0400
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

I like the lateral thinking behind this form!

Yet another way that dBASE can do what you want; although we are bending the rules and avoiding
the designer.  Bruce uses a calculated character field based on your logical field to get round the problem
that there isn't a character datalink available.  However, because the IDE does not cope well with calculated
fields the programming is more complex.


Beacham Wrote:

> On 13/07/2017 09:17, Mustansir Ghor wrote:
> > I have a logical field SEX which is displaying as entryfield shown below
> > How can I modify this to display MALE or FEMALE
> The code below uses beforegetvalue and canChange on a calculated field
> to achieve this.
> Note that the calculated field is set up in the overriding
> open/readmodal handlers.    This is because the form designer cannot
> cope with creating calc fields in the constructor code and will delete
> any such code if you open the form in the designer.
> Bruce Beacham