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Question asked by VRFuser on May 19, 1997
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from: Greg Goebel / HP-MXD / 970-679-3030 / FAX 970-679-5971
to:   VRf-Jeffrey Blank
date: Monday, 19 May 1997 1502 MDT

> From: "Jeffrey Blank" <>
> To: <>
> Subject: Using Records in VEE 4.0
> Using records seems to be needlessly complicated in VEE.
> I am declaring a global record variable, but can't set a field unless I
> first initialize the entire record via a Record Constant (the set field
> object requires an initialized record for input) or else use Build Record
> to set all values at once. I have to define each field's name and type for
> both the Variable Declaration as well as the Record Constant or Build
> Record. This is quite tedious for records that contain more than just a few
> fields. There must be an easier way!
> It would sure be handy to have some sort of typing mechanism so that once a
> record structure has defined once, you could just "apply" that structure
> where needed.
> Also, it would be nice to able to initialize a variable when declaring it.

The lab agrees that this would be nice and they have wanted to do it, but it
turns out to be technically very difficult.  They'll try to puzzle it out but
no promises.

If you have more questions, let us know.

[<>] regards -- gvg