The following Pick technical tips are presented for Pick programmers and users alike. Bakken Software has specialized in providing software support primarily to the Pick and MultiValue community since 1985. Our expertise has been in creating user-friendly, efficient, and easily modifiable code to users of MultiValue software everywhere.
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Not enough room to display a descriptive column heading on your Access report? Create a new dictionary word that prints the column heading on more that one line.
Note: All programs which allow updating to a file, should ALWAYS lock the record prior to allowing for updating or maintenance to the data. This helpful hint will allow other users to continue working when they encounter a record that is already locked by another user.
Hushing or suppressing messages. Years ago, some MultiValue flavors had a verb called HUSH. Need to suppress output from your screen? Are messsages cluttering up, overwriing, or causing the screen to scroll?