That's been something I've trying to figure out a better solution to for years. The answer is yes, IF you are willing to accept use of the Field - key displaying a number like negative 25.55 as 25.5N when Field - is pressed. Of course it displays correctly when you redisplay the field. If the user wants, they can also key 25.55- (key the '-' key after 25.55) and press Field + or Field Exit, to avoid the 25.5N display. REFSHIFT(Y) EDTCDE(L) CHECK(RB) optionally - if you don't want negatives RANGE(0 99999.99) or whatever field size is Oh - an amount of zero would display like .00 and not 0.00 My main reason for wanting this, besides making decimal point entry optional, was to clearly display to the user how many decimal fields they are allowed to enter into the field. So a blank zero pay rate field may display like .0000 which lets them know they have 4 decimal places they can use. If anyone has a solution that eliminates the quirk with the display of negative numbers when using the 'Field -' key I'd sure like to hear it. ...Neil Gwecnal@aol.com Sent by: email@example.com 2001/01/25 12:30 Please respond to MIDRANGE-L To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com cc: Subject: Not keying decimal points Is there some magic combination of keyboard shift, edit code or word, and CHECK keywords that will allow me to display a numeric like this: 0.00 left justified with decimal, zero amount 12.34 left justified with decimal, positive amount 45.67- left justified with decimal, negative amount AND allow the user to key in an amount and use field plus or field minus to justify the entry AND have the use of the decimal point optional? That is, they don't have to key the decimal, but they may. The accounting people are used to not keying decimal points since they do not have to on their calculators or older programs, but they would like to start seeing the decimals on the entry screens. All the above is easy to do if you don't need editing, and I can't quite figure out how to do it with editing. TIA, Lance +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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