2.3.1 Field Creation Options
The field creation options screen is presented first in every field definition cycle.
DC@P100103 Create Field Copy Options
To create this field by copying existing field specify details below:
Either copy field ________ which exists in the LANSA data dictionary,
Or copy field ________ from file __________ in lib _________
Otherwise press ENTER to proceed without copying an existing field.
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Using the field creation options screen you can:
- Create a new field by copying the definition of a field already defined in the data dictionary.
- Create a new field by copying the definition of a field from an externally described IBM i file. This is a useful facility for copying fields from your own application field reference file in the LANSA data dictionary.
Note that if either copy option is used the information is only used to "pre-fill" the second screen in the cycle. The new field is not actually created until all processing is completed by the second screen.