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Moving fields

To change a field's position, proceed as follows:

  1. Select the field.

  2. Drag the field to the new position you want it at (keeping the left mouse button depressed).

    Insert mode is the standard Query Painter setting, this means that whenever you position a field between to others, the system automatically makes room for the new field (without overwriting any existing fields). Overwrite mode can be switched on at will ( Start of the navigation path Edit Next navigation step Overwrite End of the navigation path). Fields overlap in overwrite mode and a corresponding warning is displayed in the window at lower right. Use the Order fields left-justified command in the context menu (right mouse button) to display all overlapping fields so that you can see them.

If you want to move a field within a line, select the field and enter a number in the field Output Position in the lower left window. The line will be displayed at this position. Use the ruler to help you position your fields.

Changing the Output Length of a Field

To change a field's output length, proceed as follows:

  1. Select the field.

  2. Place your cursor on the right edge of the field. Change the display length of the field by dragging the edge of the field to the length you desire.

You may also enter a value in the appropriate field in the lower left window on your screen to determine the output length of a field.


Increasing the output length may be particularly important if you are totaling a field and the output length required by the total is greater than that of the individual fields themselves.