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You can use this entry point only within a ScreenMan form, in all places where M code can be placed on the form.
This extrinsic function retrieves data from a form-only field or a computed field.
If, while a form is running, a call to GET^DDSVALF fails, ScreenMan prints an error message in the Command Area.
(Required) The Field Order number, Caption, or Unique Name of the form-only field.
(Required at the page and form levels) The Block Order or Block Name. The default is the current block.
(Required at the form level) The Page Number or Page Name. The default is the current page.
(Optional) Controls whether the internal or external form is returned, as shown below:
|I||Return the Internal form of the data. (Default)|
|E||Return the External form of the data.|
(Required at the page and form levels) The standard IENS that identifies the entry or subentry associated with the form-only field. The default is the current entry or subentry. For a detailed description of IENS, see "IENS - A New Way to Identify Entries and Subentries" in the "Database Server (DBS) API" chapter.
Retrieve the value of a computed field called TOTAL on the current block:
Retrieve the external form of a form-only date field with caption "DATE OF BIRTH" on a block named "ZZBLOCK 1":
S nmspDATE=$$GET^DDSVALF("DATE OF BIRTH","ZZBLOCK 1","","E")
Reviewed/Updated: March 4, 2007