VERSION attribute

The VERSION attribute is used to specify a user version string for an element.


VERSION = { "string" | TIMESTAMP } 
  1. string is a user-defined version string.


This attribute specifies a version string to distinguish different versions of a form element. You can specify an explicit version string or use the TIMESTAMP keyword to force the form compiler to write a timestamp string into the 42f file.

Typical usage is to specify a version of the form to indicate if the form content has changed. This attribute is used by the front-end to distinguish different form versions and to avoid reloading window/form settings into a new version of a form.

Important: It is recommended that you use the TIMESTAMP clause only during development.


LAYOUT ( TEXT="Orders", VERSION = "1.23" )