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Visual Basic: RDO Data Control

Visual Studio 6.0

Attributes Property (Remote Data)

See Also    Example    Applies To

Returns a value that indicates one or more characteristics of an rdoColumn object.



The object placeholder represents an object expression that evaluates to an object in the Applies To list.

Return Values

The Attributes property return value specifies characteristics of the column represented by the rdoColumn object and can be a sum of these constants:

Constant Value Description
rdFixedColumn 1 The column size is fixed (default for numeric columns) For example, Char, Binary.
rdVariableColumn 2 The column size is variable. For example, VarChar and LongVarChar, VarBinary and LongVarBinary columns.
rdAutoIncrColumn 16 The column value for new rows is automatically incremented to a unique value that can't be changed.
rdUpdatableColumn 32 The column value can be changed.
rdTimeStampColumn 64 The column is a timestamp value. This attribute is set only for rdClientBatch cursors.


When checking the setting of this property, you should use the And operator to test for a specific attribute. Testing for absolute values can jeopardize future compatibility. For example, to determine whether an rdoColumn object is fixed-size, you can use code like the following:

If MyResultset![ColumnName].Attributes And rdFixedColumn Then...
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