[EpiData-list] clearing all "legal comments" in data-entry before starting

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Wed May 6 09:06:46 CDT 2009

It will take up a lot of space in your recfile, but you could create a 
field for the comment legal text and fill them as they are entered. Then 
they will always match the values of the codes.


Casta wrote:
> Even in using dataentry for many applications, I never had this problem
> before:
> the new database has a "base.rec" with basic informations about a unit
> and connected with "relate" a file with 25 lines, all similar (only the
> var names changes) describing actions through a code . The line consists
> of date, actions and a small comment-field. The actions are numeric and
> the label appears when typed with the "type" command. One unit can have
> more than one of this actions sheet; when a sheet is full the user
> starts a new one.
> Till here there is no problem.
> ---- action file ----
> id ____             jenr aujourd'hui <Today-dmy>
> jcd01  <dd/mm/yyyy>    jca01  ##                 jcm01 ________________
> jcd02  <dd/mm/yyyy>    jca02  ##                 jcm02 ________________
> jcd03  <dd/mm/yyyy>    jca03  ##                 jcm03 ________________
> ------
> The problem appears only - what happens daily - when the user has to
> add one or two "action-codes" for one unit, than has to change to
> another unit and add new actions for another unit and of course on an
> other actions-sheet. At that moment the action labels from the first
> sheet appears also on your screen and theses comments are usually wrong.
> So I want to add a "clear comment legal  all"  command  in the before
> record block of the corresponding chk-file but that is not possible. Is
> there another method to get to the same result ?
> regards
> Casta

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