How to set column width regardless of what's in the column

I can set column widths but it seems if the column is empty then the set command is ignored.

Set COLUMNSADD=userdesc(!,1200)

works if there is some data in the column but not if the column is entirely empty.

Any way to do this?

Thanks

That works for me, but make sure that automatic size is off, using first:
Set AUTOSIZE=off

We'll make that automatic in the next beta.

That was it. Thank you, errante.