A Field object contains the properties for a field in the data dictionary. This object has no methods.

Properties

NameData TypeDescription
AllowValues Boolean True if the Values button in Stonefield Query is enabled for this field.
Calculated Boolean True if this is a calculated field. If the SQExpression property of a calculated field is False, set this property to False as well.
Caption String The caption for the field.
Comment String The comment for the field.
Decimals Numeric The number of places after the decimal.
DefaultSummary String The default summary type for the field. The values are blank (none), "C" (count), "B" (count distinct), "S" (sum), "A" (average), "L" (lowest), and "H" (highest).
Exact Boolean If this property is True (which it is by default) and the user filters on this field, Stonefield Query adds blanks to the filter value when the "equals" operator is used so the search is exact.
Expression String The expression to determine the value of this field if it's a calculated field.
Favorite Boolean True if this is a "favorite" field.
FieldList String A comma-delimited list of aliased field names used to calculate the value of this field if it's a calculated field. Leave this property blank if SQExpression is False.
FieldName String The aliased name of the field. You don't have to fill in this property because that's done automatically when you add the field to the collection.
Filterable Boolean True if the user can filter on this field.
Format String The format for this field.
Heading String The default column heading for this field in a report.
Length Numeric The width of the field, including decimals and one place for the decimal character if there are any decimals.
Order Integer The order for this field in the table: 1 is the first field, 2 the second, and so on.
Other String Stores user-defined information for the field; Stonefield Query doesn't use this property for anything but your scripts could.
OutputLength Numeric The output width of the field, including decimals and one place for the decimal character if there are any decimals. You don't have to fill in this property unless it's different than Length.
OutputType String The output data type of the field; see "Type" below for a list of valid data types. You don't have to fill in this property unless it's different than Type. Note setting this doesn't mean Stonefield Query converts the values in the data to the specified type; you are simply informing Stonefield Query what the data type of Expression is.
Picture String The picture for this field.
Reportable Boolean True if the user can report on this field.
Roles String A comma-delimited list of roles that can access the field (blank means everyone can access it).
Sortable Boolean True if the user can sort on this field.
SQExpression Boolean True if this calculated field uses a Stonefield Query expression; False if the expression is sent as is to the database engine.
Type String A single character representing the data type of the field:
  • W: Blob
  • C: Character
  • Y: Currency
  • D: Date
  • T: DateTime
  • B: Double
  • G: General
  • I: Integer
  • L: Logical
  • M: Memo
  • N: Numeric
  • V: Varchar
  • Q: Varbinary
UserDefined String Unless this field is defined as an enumerated field, this property can contain anything you want to place in it.
ValuesMethod String The expression to use to display the unique values for this field. This should normally be left alone unless you need to do some specific processing to display the list of values.
Version String The version number for the field.

See also

Fields Collection | Field Properties