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FIELDERROR Function (Record)

Stops the execution of the code causing a run-time error, and creates an error message for a field.


Record.FIELDERROR(Field, [Text])

Parameters

Record

Type: Record

The record that contains the field.

Field

Type: Field

The field for which you want to create an error message.

Text

Type: Text or code

Use this optional parameter to include the text of the error message. If you do not use this parameter, default text will be used as shown in the following examples. You can use backslashes (\) to break lines.

Like a run-time error, this function causes the system to automatically abort any transaction.

We recommend the following guidelines for error messages:

  • Describe what is wrong and how to solve the problem.

  • Write a short descriptive message. Do not use more words than necessary.

  • Note that a period is automatically inserted at the end of a FIELDERROR.

  • Use a text constant for the Text parameter.

For more information, see Progress Windows, MESSAGE, ERROR and CONFIRM Functions.

In the first example, there is no Text parameter and the field does not have a value. This example requires that you create a Record variable for the Customer table named CustomerRec.

CustomerRec."No." := '';
CustomerRec.FIELDERROR("No.");

The following message is displayed:

You must specify No. in Customer No.=''.

In the next example, there is no Text parameter and the field has a value. This example requires that you create a Record variable for the Customer table named CustomerRec.

CustomerRec."No." := 'NEW 3500';
CustomerRec.FIELDERROR("No.");

The following message is displayed:

No. must not be NEW 3500 in Customer No.='NEW 3500'.

The third example uses a non-empty string as the Text parameter. This example requires that you create the following variables and text constant in the C/AL Globals window.

Variable name DataType Subtype

CustomerRec

Record

Customer

Text constant name ConstValue

Text001

is not valid

CustomerRec."No." := 'NEW 3500';
CustomerRec.FIELDERROR("No.", Text001);

The following message is displayed:

No. is not valid in Customer No.='NEW 3500'.

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