VA

"Valid abbreviations" status of a form field. Indicates whether the entry form field may accept "valid abbreviations" of the values required in the field.

Valid Values

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

Code

Meaning

N

No. Only a full-length entry is acceptable

Y

Yes. The form field may accept a shorter-than-usual entry provided the entry conforms to the validation rule up to that point

Remarks

If the ValRule is "Smith|Jones" and VA is N, then only "Smith" or "Jones" is acceptable; the abbreviations "Smi", "Sm", "Jon") are not.

See Also

ValRule, VR