Working with fields in join forms
Field properties function somewhat differently in join forms than in other forms.
For each field in a join form, you can perform these tasks:
- View information about the underlying form and field, such as this:
- Database properties such as field ID and data type.
- The name of the field in the underlying form. (This information is helpful for keeping track of field names when they are changed in a join form.)
- Group permissions.
See To view or modify field properties in a join form.
- Modify a join field's change history, color, database name, display, font, and help text properties. See To view or modify field properties in a join form.
- Add data fields to the join form, or create display-only or trim fields. (Display-only fields can be inherited or created on the join form.) See Adding data fields to join forms.
- Remove fields from the join form. See Removing fields from join forms.
To view or modify field properties in a join form
- Open the appropriate join form.
- Select the appropriate field in the join form.
- In the Properties tab, if the properties are not grouped by category, click the Show Categories button.
- Modify any field properties in these categories:
- Change History
- Database (name only)
- Help Text
For information about the properties, see Field Properties.
In the Properties tab, you can also view important read-only information. For example, the Join Information properties provide information about the underlying form that the field came from.
- Right-click the form, and select Save.