ALIAS()

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kevclark64
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ALIAS()

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In Foxpro ALIAS() always returns an uppercase string regardless of the case of the USE statement:

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USE "c:vfp9myfile.dbf"
? ALIAS()    // prints "MYFILE"
In X# ALIAS() returns whatever case is in the USE statement:

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USE "c:vfp9myfile.dbf"
? ALIAS()   // prints "myfile"
use "c:vfp9MYFILE.DBF"
? ALIAS()   // prints "MYFILE"
use "c:vfp9MyFile.DBF"
? ALIAS()   // prints "MyFile"
This could cause a problem if someone has a line such as "IF ALIAS()='MYFILE'"
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robert
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ALIAS()

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Kevin,

This is also the case in VO and Vulcan, so I guess you have found a bug.

Robert
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