SDA design field

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Edwin wrote in with this question recently: "We have created a PF with six fields; one field has a 500 character length. How can I put or display the field in SDA with a 500 field length? And can we design a overlapping field with subfile?" -- Deb Tart, associate editor
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Just define the field length as 500. Display files can have fields with a maximum length of 1,919 (on 24×80). Just short of the full size of the screen to allow for attribute positions. However, the field will wrap at the edges of the screen. The field will take up a minimum of 6 and 1/4 lines on a 24×80 display.

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  • DaddyCOZ
    In addition to the previous replies, you might consider looking at the CNTFLD and the WRDWRAP dds keywords with a large field like this. You can make it more user friendly this way. If you are entering text, be sure to also consider the CHECK(LC) keyword.
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