label property for fields/items 
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: Paul Davies13558 11 Apr 2008
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I would like to see a property of a field that can be used to set it's 'plain language' label.
It could be accessed via @ThisLabel or by item.label
This would be useful in any formula/script that needs to display a plain language description to the user, i.e. validation messages....
@if(@thisvalue="";@failure(@ThisLabel + " cannot be empty");@Success)
a corresponding @GetLabel(fieldName) would also be useful.
@ThisName alone is not enough for this kind of thing, as field name might have no relevance to what is communicated to the user.
Perhaps the existing Help value could be utilised in some way for this.

1) Theo Heselmans9557 (13 Apr 2008)
Been asked before, in december: "Programmatic access to "Access Name": @ThisLabel"
2) Paul Davies13558 (13 Apr 2008)
I did search first! nothing came up. Honest guv.
3) Harkpabst Meliantrop3799 (14 Apr 2008)
Well, my approach was slightly different (but I did definitely reserve the use of @ThisLabel first ;-) ), as I just wanted programmatic access to the "access name" already shown in the field properties. However, it turned out to be not exactly popular.
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Good luck.
4) Harkpabst Meliantrop3799 (14 Apr 2008)
Paul, I just noticed that you've been among the few to promote my idea. Thanks. :-)

Let's combine both ideas: Make the "access name" property editable, while leaving what is shown right now as the default value.


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