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When you create a field of Data Type: DATE/TIME, NUMERIC, SET OF CODES, FREE TEXT, POINTER TO A FILE, and VARIABLE-POINTER, after entering type-specific information, you are asked:
WILL FIELD BE MULTIPLE: NO//
Answering YES to this prompt, means that:
The "MULTIPLE:" prompt is not asked for WORD-PROCESSING Data Type fields, since, by definition, such types take Multiline values.
Two special questions are asked about Multiple-valued fields:
SHOULD USER SEE AN 'ADDING NEW ENTRY?' MESSAGE FOR NEW ENTRIES (Y/N)
Answering NO here means that the new Diagnosis (or whatever the Multiple is named) gets added without a verification prompt being asked.
HAVING ENTERED OR EDITED ONE, SHOULD USER BE ASKED ANOTHER (Y/N):
Answering YES means that the user is prompted to put in several diagnoses, one right after the other. NO means that the user is not prompted to enter a second value.
Reviewed/Updated: March 4, 2007