uf_get_field_label()


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Postby Ursego » 03 Oct 2013, 15:10

This function gets field name and returns its label (the text of the <field name>_t object). The label is returned without not-alphabetic symbols ("&Name:" is returned as "Name") to be ready for messages. If <field name>_t object doesn't exist (bad practice, but happens) then the function does its best to build a user-friendly label from the field's name ("first_name" ==>> "First Name").

Your application must have the functions uf_replace_all() (in the same class where you want to adduf_get_field_label() ) and IfNull() when you add this function.

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/**********************************************************************************************************************
Dscr:         Gets field name and returns its label (the text of the "<field name>_t" object).
            The label is returned without not-alphabetic symbols ("&Name:" is returned as "Name") to be ready for messages.
            If "<field name>_t" object doesn't exist (bad practice, but happens) then the function does its best to build
            a user-friendly label from the field's name ("first_name" ==>> "First Name") to prevent ugly messages.
***********************************************************************************************************************
Arg:         adw - DataWindow to search in
            as_field_name
***********************************************************************************************************************
Ret:         string
***********************************************************************************************************************
Developer:   Michael Zuskin -  http://linkedin.com/in/zuskin | http://code.intfast.ca/
**********************************************************************************************************************/
string ls_field_label

ls_field_label = adw.Describe(as_field_name + "_t.Text")
if iin(ls_field_label, {"!", "?"}) /* there is NO text object named "<field name>_t" */ then // iin(): http://code.intfast.ca/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6
   // Try to save the situation and return something which can be used as the column's label:
   ls_field_label = as_field_name
   uf_replace_all(ref ls_field_label, "_", " ") // "first_name" ==>> "first name" // uf_replace_all(): http://code.intfast.ca/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=96
   WordCap(ls_field_label) // "first name" ==>> "First Name"
else // text object, named "<field name>_t", exists
   // Remove semicolon which exsist in many labels on free-form DW:
   if Right(ls_field_label, 1) = ":" then
      ls_field_label = Left(ls_field_label, Len(ls_field_label) - 1) // "First Name:" ==>> "First Name"
   end if
   // Remove ampersands which mark hot-key symbols, displayed to user underlined:
   uf_replace_all(ref ls_field_label, "&&", this.ClassName()) // save double-ampersand (which is displayed as one) from removing by next line
   uf_replace_all(ref ls_field_label, "&", "")
   uf_replace_all(ref ls_field_label, this.ClassName(), "&") // restore the saved ampersand (display it as one)
   // Remove other not-alphabetic symbols which can appear in the label:
   uf_replace_all(ref ls_field_label, "~n~r", " ")
   uf_replace_all(ref ls_field_label, "~r~n", " ")
   uf_replace_all(ref ls_field_label, "~n", " ")
   uf_replace_all(ref ls_field_label, "~r", " ")
   uf_replace_all(ref ls_field_label, "~"", "")
end if

return ls_field_label
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