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Tech Tip: Using the "Wildcard" (@) in the Method Editor
PRODUCT: 4D | VERSION: 2003 | PLATFORM: Mac & Win
Published On: March 31, 2006
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Previous versions of 4th Dimension used the wildcard character "@" as a shortcut when inserting commands in the Method Editor. This wildcard character can still be used, even though it is less powerful than the type-ahead mechanism found in 4th Dimension 2003 and 2004. When you type several characters followed by the "@" character, 4th Dimension looks for element names beginning with these characters and completes the entry with the first name it finds that corresponds to the criteria. It is essential to enter enough characters to differentiate the desired word from similar ones since in the event of there being more than one possible solution, 4th Dimension may complete the entry by one of the other possibilities.