Strange field wraps with tabs
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Thu Nov 3 11:41:30 CST 2005
SimPLsol at aol.com wrote:
> Thank you, again, for the suggestion that tabs might be causing the strange
> display problems in large fields. I changed the delimiter from tab to "|" and
> the display problems disappeared.
> The original reason for the tabs was to make the data more transportable -
> especially to spreadsheets. But it is easy to convert it:
> replace "|" with tab in field "Datafield"
> Or, if one wants to see the data more easily, use " | " - with a space before
> and after the bar, then
> replace " | " with tab in field "Datafield"
Just make sure you never do business with C|Net, as their trademark will
break your data parsing.
In my tests here I found odd rendering even without tabs -- see this post:
On the bright side, there's rarely a need to display that many columns
to a user in most layouts. In DB apps it's common to display a useful
subset of fields in a list for the user to pick from, and then edit
fields in a detail view showing all fields.
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