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Show data type, form for Database fields 
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: Tommy Valand2746 13 Dec 2007
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I'd like it split into three click-to-sort columns, form, field name, data type
This would especially be handy when doing maintenance on "other people's applications"/applications that have unpredictable data-types.
For instance:
Person first_name (String)
Person last_name (String)
Person date_of_birth (Date)
Person debt   (Number)
Or a bad example:
Person pcode (Number)
Person dob (String)
Person debt (String)
Person field_1 (String)
Car field_1_1 (Number)
Car untitled_1_1 (String)

1) Harkpabst Meliantrop3248 (14 Dec 2007)
It won't hurt, but I can't remember, when I last used the list of field names from the reference pane ...
2) Tommy Valand2746 (14 Dec 2007)
In it's current state it is more or less worthless (unless you're unsure about the spelling of a field name), as it's just a list of all the fieldnames in the DB.
3) Sean Burgess5201 (20 Dec 2007)
The only issue I have is that it's possible for a field name to have different field types on different forms. Not a best practice, but possible.
4) Tommy Valand2746 (20 Dec 2007)
@Sean: I hope the issue is with the current database fields-overview, as that is one of the problems my suggestion would solve (with the three click-to-sort columns).
5) Starrow Pan4716 (24 Feb 2008)
I think the feature would be useful when applied to the object list which lists all the fields in the CURRENT FORM ONLY.
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