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How do I know what the data element name is?

How do I know what the data element name is?

In trouble shooting a template, you need to know the data element names.  Obviously.

But looking at an interview, the data element names are not always obvious, especially if you have used <<Caption>>s.

Another situation is with ChooseFromDataSource, and ChooseFromFile (and the Include… variants of those commands), where XpressDox generates a special data element name.

The way to find out what the data element name of any control on the interview is, is as follows:

  1. Put the cursor into the control in question.
  2. Press <Ctrl> and <Alt> together.

The name of the data element (and also any condition applying to it) will be shown in the Help area at the bottom of the interview form.

 

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