• “<” converts subsequent characters to lowercase.
• “>” converts subsequent characters to uppercase
> • *Y displays the subsequent character as a literal. For example, entering “\A” in the edit mask would display a parameter value of “A.” If the edit * mask is “OfAAOO,” then a valid parameter value would consist of two digits, the letter “A,” and then two additional digits.
• “Password” in the edit mask allows you to create conditional formulas that require entry of a specific password in order to make certain report sections visible.
Create an edit mask that caters to your needs. To force users to enter a region as two letters, type LL in the edit mask. Add “>” before the mask (“>LL”} to convert whatever letters arc entered into uppercase.
An edit mask of “AAaa” would require at least two alphanumeric values, and would accept three or four, but no more than four.
The edit mask “00099” requires three digits since the “0” requires the entry of a character. This mask can accommodate four or five digits, since the “9” does not require an entry but will accept one.
Using Parameter Fields in a Report
Parameter fields can be used in several places on your reports. Any one parameter field can be used in just one or many different places. SCR places no limit on the number of times it can be used.
Parameter fields, like formulas, can be cut and pasted from one report to another.