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TypeDescription (Property)
In french: DescriptionType
The TypeDescription property is used to:
  • Find out the type used by an Enumeration or Combination item. This item was defined in the data model editor or through programming.
  • Define the type used by an Enumeration or Combination item (when describing the item through programming).
Versions 21 and later
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
New in version 21
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Example
// Project code
DogStatus is Enumeration
SeatDown = 1
LayDown = 2
StandUp = 3
ReadyToPlay = 4
END
 
VacationStatus is Enumeration
Passed = 1
InProgress = 2
Future = 3
Canceled = 4
END
// Code of a "File creation" button
AFile is File Description
AnItem is Item Description
CUSTOMER is Data Source
 
// Describe the "CUSTOMER" data file
AFile.Name = "CUSTOMER"
AFile.Type = hFileNormal
AFile.FicCryptMethod = hCryptStandard
 
// Describe the "DogStatus" item
AnItem.Name = "Item_DogStatus"
AnItem.Type = hItemEnumeration
AnItem.TypeDescription = DogStatus
HDescribeItem(AFile, AnItem)
 
// Describe the "VacationStatus" item
AnItem.Name = "Item_VacationStatus"
AnItem.Type = hItemEnumeration
AnItem.TypeDescription = VacationStatus
HDescribeItem(AFile, AnItem)
 
// Validate the data file description
HDescribeFile(AFile)
 
// Create the Customer data file
HCreation(CUSTOMER)
Syntax

Finding out the type of a Combination or Enumeration item Hide the details

<Result> = <Data file>.<Item>.TypeDescription
<Result>: Character string
Name of type.
<Data file used>: File name
Name of the data file used. This name was defined in the data model editor or with the File Description type.
<Item used>: Item name
Name of the key item used. This name was defined in the data model editor or with the Item Description type.

Defining the type of a Combination or Enumeration item defined through programming Hide the details

<Item used>.TypeDescription = <New type>
<Item used>: Item name
Name of the Combination or Enumeration item used. This name was defined by the Item Description type.
<New type>: Character string
Type of the Enumeration or Combination item. This type must have been defined through programming.
Minimum version required
  • Version 20
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