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Table EditMask Property writes fromthe right to the left?

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I run Delphi 3 Pro (Built 5.53). I built a database (using Data Base Desktop, Paradox 7). I want to force that in the dbEdit fields everything be viewed in upper case. When I configured the table, I typed in the EditMask property of the alphanumeric field this ">".
By testing the program, my surprise was that if I wanted to type something in that particular EditBox, ie a name (James) I am getting this "semaJ". I can not do anything. I do not want to enter code to convert all chars into upper case.
Is this a bug?
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Question by:apetrusa
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you will have to change the edit mask to look something like this
>LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
Put is as many L as the field is big this will make all chariters in the field upercase

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dude I ment to say use a l ... if you use a L it becomes required...the l doesn't force something to be in it...

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by:apetrusa
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Hi, got the answer.
If I put the >LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL, it works, and in my case, that particular field is anyway necessary, so I'm going to use it.
On the other hand, the >111111111111111111 does not work at all.
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the l is not a 1 it is a lower case L...if you use a L the edit mask requires that you have a charicter present in the field (this might not be good if its a name field because the name billybob is longer than the name jimmy) but if you use a l (lowercase L) it only allows the charicters A..Z and a..z but because you have the > they are forced to uppercase...anyway Thanks for the points.

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