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  • Subject: RE: Not keying decimal points
  • From: "Shaw, David" <dshaw@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 09:33:04 -0500

Dan,

Ah, yes, that would happen, wouldn't it?  Since I'm partial to
right-adjusting numeric fields, I hadn't run into that particular side
effect.  Definitely something to be cautious about.

Dave Shaw
Spartan International, Inc.
Spartanburg, SC
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-----Original Message-----
From: D.BALE@handleman.com [mailto:D.BALE@handleman.com]

Ugly?  Heck, this is a thing of beauty, Dave!  Thanks for sharing that!

Found one idiosyncrasy, though.  The field has to have mandatory field exit
enabled, otherwise you risk clearing the field after the one you use this
technique on when you key in a value where the minus sign is in the last
position of the entry field.

Dan Bale
IT - AS/400
Handleman Company
248-362-4400  Ext. 4952

-------------------------- Original Message --------------------------
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
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