DOWNSHIFT attribute

The DOWNSHIFT attribute forces character input to lowercase letters.

Syntax

DOWNSHIFT

Usage

When defining the DOWNSHIFT attribute for a character field, the characters typed by the user are automatically converted to lowercase.

Note:

In text mode, the results of conversions between uppercase and lowercase letters are based on the locale settings.

Because using uppercase and lowercase letters results in different values in the database, storing character strings in one or the other format can simplify sorting and querying.

Important:

Values send from the runtime system are displayed as is by the front-ends: No conversion will occur if you display "AbCdE" to a field using UPSHIFT or DOWNSHIFT attributes.

Example

EDIT f001 = FORMONLY.name, DOWNSHIFT;