Special value available in formulas:
The field this property is part of, enabling multiple checked items in the app designer to share the same formula and be updated all at once.
Consider the fields Field1 and Field2, which should
only be considered to be valid if their values are
greater than 4. Without using the
Item value, the Valid
property of Field1 would need to use the formula Field1 > 4Field1 > 4 and the Valid
property of Field2 would need to use the formula Field2 > 4Field2 > 4.
Item, both formulas can read Item > 4Item > 4. This is useful
if you have many fields and you want to be able to update their
formulas all at once. To do so, click their check boxes in Calcapp
Creator and make sure that a checked field is selected. Then, when you
update a formula for one checked field, you update all the other
checked fields too, which is a great timesaver.
Item in exactly the same way you'd use the regular
name. Field1.VisibleField1,Visible and Item.VisibleItem,Visible are equivalent, for
The initial value, displayed before the user has entered an explicit value.
Initial values of date and time fields must be assigned through a formula.
The formula associated with this property is evaluated just before the screen housing the field is shown. In other words, the formula can reference values of fields that have been shown previously.
Sets the initial value to May 14, 1981, at 6:00 AM.
Sets the initial value to the value of the Date field, which appears as part of the screen MainScreen, but only if it does not represent a date in the future. Otherwise, the initial value is set to a blank value.