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Returns the specified field's comment.


FieldComment ( fileName ; fieldName )


fileName - the name of an open database file (local or remote).

fieldName - the name of a field in the specified database file.

Data type returned 


Originated in 

FileMaker Pro 7.0


The field name must be in the form tablename::fieldname to specify a field that exists in a table different from the current table.

Example 1 

FieldComment ( "Customers" ; "Phone Number" ) returns "Customer's home telephone number" if it was entered as a comment for the Phone Number field.

Example 2 

FieldComment ( "Customers" ; "Accounts::Current Balance" ) returns "Customer's current balance" if it was entered as a comment for the Current Balance field in the Accounts table.

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