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Returns the base type of a field group.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
DynaPDF 4.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MBS( "DynaPDF.GetFieldGroupType"; PDF; Field )   More


Parameter Description Example value
PDF The PDF reference returned from DynaPDF.New. $pdf
Field The field index or field name. "FirstName"


Returns type or error.


Returns the base type of a field group.
A field group is a set of fields which have all the same name. Such fields contain always the same value with exception of checkboxes. If a field group consists of checkboxes the export value is also taken into account.
However, a set of fields with identical names are internally stored in a group field. The group type specifies the field type of the group, e.g. ftText if text fields are stored in the group. A field group cannot contain different field types. An indication whether a field is a child of a field group is an empty field name because the field name is taken from the parent group field in this case. Radio buttons are identically organized, but the field type is ftRadioBtn in this case.
Value can be Button, CheckBox, RadioButton, ComboBox, Listbox, Text, Signature or Group.

See also GetFieldGroupType function in DynaPDF manual.

See also

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 18th August 2014

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