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Tech Tip: Copy and paste your variable names to avoid typos
PRODUCT: 4D | VERSION: | PLATFORM: Mac & Win
Published On: March 12, 2002
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Version: 6.5.x and 6.7.x

Have you ever had a variable named something like hlCustomerTabs? Now is that a lowercase "l" or uppercase "I?" If you type your variable names, at some time or another you are bound to type the wrong character, and your database will not function properly as you will have two different variables instead of one.

We recommend that you quit typing your variable names and always copy and paste them from someplace where you have used the variable before. A 'COMPILER' process method is a good place to store all your variable names so you can easily find them when you need a "copy." In addition, this method has some additional benefits that will help with debugging your database. Stay tuned for more information on this in an upcoming tech tip next week.