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Invalid files and form names

If any element of the Files/Formats field is not a valid database dictionary name or a valid form name, the following message appears in the status bar: The name <name > is not a valid dbdict or format. Search for database dictionary records. A record list of valid file names is displayed. Double-click on the correct file to replace the invalid entry.

If you have entered an invalid form name in the Files/Formats field and want to view a record list of valid forms, open the More Actions menu and select Display All Formats. A record list of valid forms opens. Double-click on the correct form to replace the invalid entry. If the form you select is not associated with a file, you must respond by indicating the file with which the form will be associated at run time.

Note: The file associated with the form must contain the Field Name. If it does not and the first element in the list is being validated, you are prompted to select a valid field name. If the second or greater element is being validated, you are returned to the original record with an error message.

To switch back to the list of files, select Display Table List from the More Actions menu.

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