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What causes a period, or any character for that matter, to default into a field when a page loads within a maintain application? I have a page with four fields on it. When the page loads three of the fields have periods in them. Here is the master file for the fields displayed:
 
FILENAME=BOOKS, SUFFIX=SQLMSS  , $
  SEGMENT=BOOKS, SEGTYPE=S0, $
    FIELDNAME=ID, ALIAS=ID, USAGE=I10, ACTUAL=P10, FIELDTYPE=R, $
    FIELDNAME=ISBN, ALIAS=ISBN, USAGE=A15V, ACTUAL=A15V, $
    FIELDNAME=AUTHOR, ALIAS=Author, USAGE=A50V, ACTUAL=A50V,
      MISSING=ON, $
    FIELDNAME=BOOK_TITLE, ALIAS=Book_Title, USAGE=A50V, ACTUAL=A50V,
      MISSING=ON, $
    FIELDNAME=PUBLISHER, ALIAS=Publisher, USAGE=A50V, ACTUAL=A50V,
      MISSING=ON, $
 


ISBN, AUTHOR, BOOK_TITLE and PUBLISHER are the four fields on the page. Only the latter three display the period. ISBN is blank when the page loads. Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Bryan Johnson
WebFOCUS 7.7.03
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Posts: 54 | Registered: January 16, 2008Report This Post
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The MISSING attribute is causing the dot to appear.
You can use the SYS_MGR.FOCSET function in your top-case to set the nodata symbol to nothing or some other value you want.
Like:
SYS_MGR.FOCSET("NODATA","")

Hope this helps ...


GamP

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Thanks GamP!

That did the trick. I guess the Missing attribute was the one thing sticking out about those fields. I appreciate the info.


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