• Subject: Re: new display file features; was "4 - subfiles"
  • From: email@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (James W Kilgore)
  • Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 01:26:02 -0800
  • Organization: Progressive Data Systems, Inc.

Dan,

AFAIK, OV/400 used a "text assist" feature that would do keystroke
feedback.

But as I responded to another post, this defeats the efficiency of 5250
block transmission and will degrade overall system performance.

Dan Bale wrote:
> 
> 
> I presume that what you mean by this is something that many Windoze apps
> utilize:  As a user types the search word, character by character, the
> application zeros in on the record in the "subfile" while each character is
> typed.  This would be the holy grail of AS/400 display file techniques (hokay,
> maybe not!) but requires the 5250 protocol to handle character-at-a-time I/O
> which, from my understanding, is not currently possible.
>
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