There, you said it exactly Don.  That is exactly my point.  There is no 
"Position to" field.  The user scrolls there with the scroll bar.  Of 
course he can use the page keys for a few pages, but for long scrolls or 
to move the subfile a portion of a screen the scroll bar works 
wonderfully. 

I have in fact experimented with the scrolling and the finess of touch and 
2,500 records is easy, 5,000 records is tough, and 9,000 records is 
impossible.  A few years ago users may have not been ready for a mouse, 
but today if you made them use "position to" to find e-mail addresses 
they'd think you were crazy.  On the other hand, filling a field 
automagically is becoming another solution.   Is it easier for us to 
implement "automagic fill" from cursor-top or from a reload of the page?

So far as files changing,  I was hoping for discussion in this area.  A 
2,500 subfile reloads in 4 or 5 seconds.  If there was a way to easily 
tell if a file had changed then we could reload the subfile fairly easily. 
 Some subfiles, like State names and Product Index & Price files are 
reasonably static while other files like names and addresses can change 
constantly.  An application with 200 on-line telephone sales people has 
one set of problems, while salesmen out in the field with their 
mallet-thumbs have still other problems, and factory floor operators have 
yet another set of problems.

Anyway, I've bored everyone, including myself.  Sorry.  Time to move on.






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Booth,

You seem to be stating two different issues.  In your 100% subfile with 
2500
records that is keyed by name, are you saying that there'd be no "Position 
To:"
prompt?  So a user looking for "Zywot, Dr. Zachary" would have to page all 
the
way down to the bottom?  (Over 200 pages with 12 records per page?)

If you're speaking of subfile that uses the scroll bar, how "fine" a touch 
does
one need to have to accurately position the cursor in such a large 
subfile?
(Your sample app is the first I've seen of the 5250 scroll bar and I don't
really want to key in 2500 records to find this out. ;-)


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