Neil, I don't have a solution, but I do have a work-around for emulators that allow defining macros and mapping them to keys. Create a macro that consists of the dash and Field +, then map it to the Field - key. Works great for me, even if it is ugly. Dave Shaw Spartan International, Inc. Spartanburg, SC --- If you would like to subscribe to the MAPICS-L mailing list send email to MAPICS-L-SUB@midrange.com or go to www.midrange.com and follow the instructions. -----Original Message----- From: Neil Palmer [mailto:email@example.com] 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 +--- | 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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