CAPTION Function (FieldRef, TestPage Field)

Gets the current caption of a field as a String.


Caption := FieldRef.CAPTION  

Caption := TestPageField.CAPTION  


Type: FieldRef

Refers to the current field.

The current field on a TestPage.

Property Value/Return Value

Type: Text or Code

CaptionML or Name property as Text or Code.


CAPTION returns the caption of a field. CAPTION first looks for a CaptionML Property.

If it does not find one, it will use the Name Property. This means that CAPTION is enabled for multilanguage functionality.

This function is similar to the FIELDCAPTION Function (Record) function.


The following example opens table 18 (Customer) as a RecordRef variable that is named CustomerRecref. The code uses the FIELD Function (RecordRef) to loop through field 1 through 9 and creates a FieldRef variable that is named MyFieldRef. For each field, the CAPTION function retrieves the caption of the field, stores it in the varCaption variable and displays it in a message box. This example requires that you create the following variables and text constant in the C/AL Globals window.

Variable name DataType
CustomerRecref RecordRef
MyFieldRef FieldRef
varCaption Text
i Integer
Text constant ENU value
Text000 The caption for field %1 is "%2".

FOR i := 1 TO 9 DO BEGIN  
  MyFieldRef := CustomerRecref.FIELD(i);  
  varCaption := MyFieldRef.CAPTION;  
  MESSAGE(Text000, i, varCaption);  

See Also

FieldRef Data Type
Multilanguage Development