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Tech Note: User Changeable Output Form
PRODUCT: 4D | VERSION: | PLATFORM: Mac & Win
Published On: July 18, 2005
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In this Technical Note, I show how to create an Output form that allows the end user to pick which fields they want for each of the available columns. This is not limited to only which field to use but also covers the columns header text, the format of any Date, Time, Number or Boolean fields and the alignment (left, centered, right) of each column. All of these settings are stored while the database is running, even if the
window is closed. A future Technical Note will show how to save the users settings in the data file with any other preferences values that may be needed. All of this is achieved with four layout variables for each column desired and one method that only needs to have one section of it updated to work with any database.

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