Display Like

The Display Like property takes column properties defined in the database schema files and applies them to a field.

Specifying this property is equivalent to listing all the properties that are assigned to table.column in the database schema file generated from the syscolatt table.

Supply the displayTabName for the table name and displayColName for the column name.

Display properties are automatically taken from the schema file if the field is linked to a table.column.

The Display Like value is evaluated at compile time, not at runtime. If the database schema file changes, you might need to recompile a program that uses the LIKE clause. Even if all of the fields in the form are FORMONLY, this property requires the form compiler to access the database schema file that contains the description of table.

For additional information, search for DISPLAY LIKE in the Genero Business Development Language User Guide.