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Advanced File Definition

Post-selection Action

When it is necessary to examine an entry after it has been selected by DIC, the post-selection action can be invoked. The Edit File option on the Utility Functions submenu allows you to tell VA FileMan what code to execute upon selection. This is stored at ^DD(filenumber,0,"ACT") and can be any standard line of M code. If you decide that the entry should not be selected, the variable Y should be set to -1.

NOTE: The Data Base Server calls (FIND^DIC, $$FIND1^DIC, UPDATE^DIE) all ignore the Post-Selection Action node.


Reviewed/Updated: March 10, 2007