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When a Valid Entries List file is saved in XML format all of the data is displayed in plain text located within special markers formally referred to as tags which are also displayed as plain text.

XML formatted Valid Entries Lists files use the following tags:

- <VALUE>Value text is located here</VALUE>

-<ENTRYCODE>Entry code text is located here</ENTRYCODE>

-<DESCRIPTION>Description text is located here</DESCRIPTION>

-<OTHERFIELDS><FIELD##>Other fields text is located here</FIELD##></OTHERFIELDS>

- Several sets of <FIELD##> <FIELD##> tags may be located between the <OTHERFIELDS> </OTHERFIELDS> tags.

- In each <FIELD##> tag, the ## is replaced by the number of the database record field.

- To find a field's number, open a database record of the appropriate type, select the field in question, press <Ins>, if a Valid Entries List for that field already exists its name is displayed in the status bar at the bottom of the Keystroke window. If there is no Valid Entries List for that field, the name is displayed in the Valid Entries List Not Found Message. The last three digits of the file name represent the field's number. For example, LISTI040.DAT is the file name of the Inventory Class Valid Entries List file. 040 is the field's number. The leading 0 is not required in the <FIELD##> tag.

If the following line is included in the Inventory Manufacturer Valid Entries List file, when either the value "SBS" or the Entry Code "S" is entered in the Manufacturer field, "SOFTWARE" is also automatically entered in the Class field:


Note: Each line of an XML-format List must begin with < . The Valid Entries List Editor automatically saves the file in the proper format. When creating or editing an XML-format Valid Entries List file by hand, it is important to ensure all the required < and > characters exist for all the included tags.


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