# Matrix

A Matrix container manages a screen array, usually a repetitive array of fields in the screen layout, each containing identical groups of screen fields.

Each row of a screen array is a screen record.

Right-click on a field to Convert to Matrix and set its Matrix properties. The Structure View marks matrix fields with a preceding + sign.

Property | Description |
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repeat | Determines if field repeats. Default is checked (TRUE). |

columnCount | Number of columns of repeated fields. |

rowCount | Number of rows of repeated fields. Minimum value is 1. Both columnCount and rowCount cannot be 1, otherwise the field would be a standard formField and not a repeated field. |

stepX | Number of cells (horizontally) between the repeated fields. (Relevant only if columnCount > 1.) |

stepY | Number of cells (vertically) between the repeated fields. (Relevant only if rowCount > 1.) |