• Subject: Re: Not keyng decimals
  • From: "Peter Dow" <pcdow@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 15:03:54 -0800

No Neil, "Show me the '00' key on a standard PC or 5250 terminal" is what an
accountant says when you put them in front of a PC or 5250 terminal<VBG>.

Actually these days the need for heads down data entry should be going away.
Payroll? There used to be heads down hours entry programs, now there are
timeclocks (oops, is my age showing?). AP? Heads down bill entry, now you
scan something. Etc.

Regards,
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 11:08 PM
Subject: Re: Not keyng decimals


> 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.
>
> ...Neil

>
> "Peter Dow" <pcdow@MailAndNews.com>
> Sent by: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
> 2001/01/29 20:21
> Please respond to MIDRANGE-L
>
>
>         To:     <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
>         cc:
>         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
> think
> 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
> assumed
> > what you meant was that to enter "35.00" they could just key "35", and
> to
> > 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
> on
> > 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,
> > >
> > >  REFSHIFT(Y)
> > >  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,
> let
> > them enter 3519 and accept it as 35.19.  I can do this in code, of
> course.
> > I was just hoping that there was some way to avoid having to do that.
> > Thanks, Lance
>
>
>
>
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