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Hi,

If you have a table, in this case an Oracle table, and you create a synonym for it, you end up with:
  
<tablename>.acx
<tablename>.mas

In the .mas file, you will see each field listed this this:
  
FIELDNAME=EMPL_NM, ALIAS=EMPL_NM, USAGE=A100V, ACTUAL=A100V, MISSING=ON, $

If you write a fex like this:
  
TABLE FILE <tablename>
PRINT
  EMPL_NM
END

You will see something like:

EMPL_NM
Bob Smith
Sally Jones

Now I edit the .mas file, so the same line has a TITLE attribute, like so:
 
FIELDNAME=EMPL_NM, ALIAS=EMPL_NM, USAGE=A100V, ACTUAL=A100V, MISSING=ON, TITLE='Employee', $

I run the same fex and it shows something like this:

Employee
Bob Smith
Sally Jones

This is all pretty basic and simple. I'm hoping the answer to my question is similarly complex:

Is there a way to modify the Oracle table / view so that the TITLE attribute exists with the proper value as soon as I create the synonym?
In other words, can I store my TITLE values in the table itself, and if so, where?

Cheers,

Joey
WF 7.6.11

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I know that the comments in the column definition pass through to DESCRIPTION in the MAS file, not sure about anything populating TITLE


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Although it isn't Oracle, I found this info.

http://techsupport.information...utions/31002540.html

My guess is that it is the same for Oracle.


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