Update @...SAYs in format files for dBASE compatibility
SET PCSAYS ON | OFF | (<expL>)
@...SAY, APPEND, CHANGE, CREATE SCREEN, DB_FOXPLUSBUGS, DB_FOXPROKEYS, DB_SAMBA, EDIT, EDITFIELD(), FILETYPE(), FMT(), INDEXEXT(), MODIFY SCREEN, SET CLIPPER, SET CLIPPER5, SET COMPATIBLE, SET EDITFIELD, SET FILECASE, SET FILETYPE, SET FORMAT, SET INDEXEXT, SET MEMOEXT, SET PCEDIT, SET PCEXACT, SET PCFILTER, SET PCGRAPHICS, SET PCKEYS, SET PCLOCKING, SET PCPICTURE, SET PCUNIQUE
The @...SAY commands which reference field values in a format file are not usually updated as you page up and down a table while editing. This occurs by design to stop unnecessary terminal output overhead. The SET PCSAYS command allows for dBASE compatibility with updating @...SAYs when paging through the records in a format file. When PCSAYS is set ON, @...SAY commands are redisplayed on the screen while paging up and down the table. If PCSAYS is OFF, then @...SAY commands are not updated. This command has been added to aid in the porting of applications that use this feature. By default, PCSAYS is OFF.
set pcsays on edit