function saves the current case as a partially added, modified or verified case. It is useful in a large data entry application to perform intermediate backups. It can also be used to automatically perform a partial save when the keyer stops the case before completing it. You can also have CSEntry automatically partially save
The function can be coded only in the preproc
of a field. The function cannot be used before all ID values for the case have been entered. You can get the field name where the last partial save occurred by coding getsymbol(savepartial)
An optional argument, clear
, results in the removal of visual values
before the data is saved. This behavior is the same as would happen if the case was completed in a system controlled application. Generally you will want to maintain skipped-over fields in case an interviewer decides to make changes to the case at a later point, so it is rare that you would use this argument.
The function returns a logical value of 1 (true) if the case was successfully saved as a partial case and 0 (false) otherwise.