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Part: VI Appendixes > Using Comments Effectively

Using Comments Effectively

Most programming and development environments give you some way to add comments to a system. Comments are descriptive information that you, the developer, supply throughout the system to clarify the meaning and usage of programming constructs. Previous versions of FileMaker allowed you to add comments to scripts. FileMaker 7 includes several additional features to enable developers to include comments throughout a system. The following sections look at these in detail.

Adding Comments for Fields

In FileMaker 7, you can now add a comment for each field in the Fields tab of the Define Database dialog box. The comments can each be up to 30,000 characters in length. The selected field's comment is displayed beneath the field name. View all comments by clicking the Options/Comments column header at the top of the field list. Field comments are included in the Database Design Report (covered later in this chapter) and are also accessible via the Get(FieldComment) function. Figure D.1 shows an example of field comments.



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