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[Column_Name] returns the name of a field in the current database and table. A number parameter returns the name of the field in that position within the current table. Other parameters are described below. Synonym is [Field_Name].

  • Syntax
  • Parameters
[Column_Name: -Count]

[Column_Name: Field Index]
Optional Parameters
Field Index Specifies which field name should be returned. Ranges from 1 to the value of [Field_Name: -Count]. Cannot be used in concert with the -Count keyword.
Result Type Returns the number of fields in the current result set. Cannot be used in concert with a field index.
Encoding Keyword Specifies the encoding for the tag's return value. Tags are encoded using -EncodeHTML by default if their value is output on a format file. No encoding is applied to nested tags unless an explicity encoding keyword is specified. One of -EncodeBreak, -EncodeHTML, -EncodeNone, -EncodeRaw, -EncodeSmart, -EncodeStrictURL, -EncodeURL, -EncodeXML.

To return a list of all fields in a table:

Use the [Column_Name] tag. The following example uses a -Show action in an inline to return information about the People table of the Contacts database. The [Column_Name] tag is used in [Loop] ... [/Loop] tags to return the names of the fields.

[Inline: -Database='Contacts', -Table='People', -Show]
  [Loop: (Column_Name: -Count)]
    <br>[Column_Name: Loop_Count]
Tag Link [Column_Name] Category Database
Type Substitution Data Source Any
Support Synonym Version 3.0
Output Type String Security None
Implementation LCAPI Sets Lasso 8.5, Lasso 8.0, Lasso 7.0, Lasso 6.0, Lasso 5.0,LDML3x

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