AC

"Autoclear" status of a form field. Indicates whether existing data is automatically cleared from a form field when new data is entered.

Valid Values

A 1-character code, as shown in the table below:

CODE MEANING
Y The field is to be cleared automatically when the end-user begins to modify it for the first time
N Existing data in the field remains when the end-user begins to modify the field

Remarks

AC defaults to N, except for text-entry form fields with an N (numeric) data type (DT), which force an autoclear status of Y.

If AC is set to Y, the text will be selected when the end-user enters the field. Typing new text will replace the selected text. Typing Delete or Backspace will erase the text. Pressing an arrow key will deselect the text.

See Also

DT