Here's the video link:
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From: Nathan Andelin <nandelin@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2012 6:45 PM
Subject: Re: Spreadsheet-Like Entry in 5250 Panels
From: Jerry C. Adams
So my questions are: (a) Is there a video anywhere that illustrate
how to enter data into fields in a 5250 panel?
No, a 5250 interfaces will not look or behave like a spreadsheet and a video would painfully reinforce that fact.
Is there a way to make 5250 entry work like
a spreadsheet user might expect?
No again. And by suggesting it your users would probably conclude that you were a relic of a bygone era.
The following video has a brief segment of a browser based interface that works and behaves like a worksheet. Users have access to all the navigational keystrokes you might expect in a spreadsheet, the ability to enter data in cells, plus forms for automatically filling selected ranges of cells.
The "worksheet" example begins about 4 minutes into the video if you want to skip to that part.
This is a case where a spreadsheet is not only more familiar with users, it's also a better data entry method. 5250 is good for a lot of things, but in this case it would lead to you getting stuck in a rut.