• Subject: Re: Not keyng decimals
  • From: "Neil Palmer" <neilp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 02:08:05 -0500

Possibly.    Show me the '00' key on a standard PC or 5250 terminal.   :-)
Granted that may be easier for heads down data entry. 
What I was dealing with were payroll, AR/AP/GL where you weren't just 
keying long columns of digits.


"Peter Dow" <pcdow@MailAndNews.com>
Sent by: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
2001/01/29 20:21
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        To:     <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
        Subject:        Re: MIDRANGE-L Digest V4 #89

Hi Neil,

Ever seen an accountant use an adding machine? Every one I've ever seen
always keys the cents with no decimal place (e.g. 3500 for $35.00 and 3512
for $35.12). And most adding machines have a key for 00. When you're doing
heads down data entry of dollars and cents, it's faster not to have to 
about when to use the decimal place.

Peter Dow
Dow Software Services, Inc.
909 425-0194 voice
909 425-0196 fax

----- Original Message -----
From: "Neil Palmer" <neilp@dpslink.com>
To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2001 2:33 PM
Subject: Re: MIDRANGE-L Digest V4 #89

> Yeah - that's the way I want it !  :-)
>  When you said the users didn't want to have to key the decimal I 
> what you meant was that to enter "35.00" they could just key "35", and 
> enter "35.90" they could just key "35.9".  Isn't having to key the two
> zeroes (like "3500" for $35) the way we used to do numeric fields back 
> the S/36 ?
> ...Neil
> Gwecnal@aol.com
> Sent by: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
> 2001/01/29 12:55
> Please respond to MIDRANGE-L
>         To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
>         cc:
>         Subject:        Re: MIDRANGE-L Digest V4 #89
> In a message dated 1/26/2001 9:48:43 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> owner-midrange-l-digest@midrange.com writes:
> > The answer is yes,
> >
> >  EDTCDE(L)
> >  CHECK(RB)
> I just tried this and keyed 6512 field exit and it came back as 6512.00
> In order to do what the users want, it would have to display as 65.12, 
> them enter 3519 and accept it as 35.19.  I can do this in code, of 
> I was just hoping that there was some way to avoid having to do that.
> Thanks, Lance

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