INIT Function (Record)

Initializes a record in a table.




Type: Record

The record that you want to initialize.


This function assigns default values to each field in the record. The values that are assigned in the record correspond to those defined when the table was created. If no value was assigned when the table was created, the values are assigned based on the data type, as shown in the following table.

Data type Default value
BigInteger 0
BigText <Empty>
BLOB <Empty>
Boolean No
Code '' (empty string)
Date 0d (Undefined date)
DateFormula '' (empty string)
DateTime 0DT (Undefined datetime)
Decimal 0.0
Duration 0
GUID 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
Integer 0
Option 0
RecordID <Empty>
TableFilter <Empty>
Text '' (empty string)
Time 0T (Undefined time)

Primary key and timestamp fields are not initialized.

After the function executes, you can change the values in any of the fields before you call the INSERT Function (Record) to enter the record in the table. Be sure that the fields that make up the primary key contain values that make the total primary key unique. If the primary key is not unique (such as the record already exists), then the record is rejected.


In this example, assume that the primary key includes the "No." field. This example requires that you create a Record variable named CustomerRec for the Customer table.

// Scenario 1  
CustomerRec."No." := '1120';  
// Scenario 2  
CustomerRec."No." := '1120';  

Since INIT does not initialize the primary key fields, the order of the statements in this example is not important. Scenario 1 causes the same result as scenario 2.

See Also

Record Data Type