Microsoft KB Archive/102452
PRB: "Syntax Error"/"Variable Not Found" with BROWSE FIELDS /F
The information in this article applies to:
Using a forward slash (/) as a replacement for the colon that is used in conjunction with the forced validation (:F) option produces one of the following error messages:
Syntax error -or- Variable not found
The slash symbol (/) is not a valid replacement for the colon (:) that is used with the forced validation option in the BROWSE FIELDS list.
According to Page C3-173 in the "Commands & Functions" manual for FoxPro version 2.0 for MS-DOS, the colon delimiter used in the various options associated with the BROWSE FIELDS clause can alternately be replaced with a forward slash. This statement is correct for all the options except the forced validation option.
This documentation error occurs on Page C3-173 of the "Commands & Functions" manual for FoxPro version 2.0 for MS-DOS.
NOTE: This statement does not appear in the version 2.5 "Language Reference."
Use a colon instead of a forward slash when you are using the forced validation option.
Steps to Reproduce Problem
The following code will cause an error:
USE Customer BROWSE FIELDS Company,Zip,Zip /V = Zip ="76015" /F ; /E="Zip Code must be 76015"
To correct this problem, replace the forward slash with a colon, as follows:
USE Customer BROWSE FIELDS Company,Zip,Zip /V = Zip ="76015" :F ; /E = "Zip Code must be 76015"
"Language Reference," version 2.5, page L3-237
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Last Reviewed: June 27, 1995