no - we are going to do it with how it is setup currently... just need the
bet way to tab into the output field.

I'm going to go with my solution of putting a 1 char input field right at
the beginning so the user can tab into and hit f4... this will do it.

thx to all the suggestions...


On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 4:44 PM Tyler, Matt <matt.tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

Since you don’t want them being able to mistype the value, then make
filling out that part the last thing done at update/add time.

-Matt


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From: RPG400-L [mailto:rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Jay Vaughn
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2019 2:32 PM
To: RPG programming on the IBM i (AS/400 and iSeries) <
rpg400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: tab into DSPF field, but NOT update it

Fair enough. I could... but...

It is filename template field. This 50 char field will be comprised of
many elements and delimiters comprised by the f4 tool behind it.

No, they don’t know the value. So no need to allow them to enter and even
try and validate it.

Any suggestions on a solution to the original post request?

Jay.

On Jan 31, 2019, at 4:25 PM, Tyler, Matt <matt.tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

I don't understand why you don't allow user input in this field. If
they know the value let them key it. Seems like it being made harder than
it should be. If they key it in wrong then you validate the inputs before
allowing database updates.

-Matt


-----Original Message-----
From: RPG400-L [mailto:rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Jay Vaughn
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2019 1:23 PM
To: RPG programming on the IBM i (AS/400 and iSeries)
<rpg400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: tab into DSPF field, but NOT update it

currently i have a field that is output only in the dspf so that the
user can SEE the value in it but if they want to change it they have to f4
to pull up another maintenance window for that field.
PO growling because the user cannot tab into the field then press f4 to
update it.

sooo, is there a way to keep the field from being edited but allow it to
be tabbed into.

case of want my cake and eat it too i realize... and probably not
practical.

only other thought was to put a 1char input field just before it to
allow them to tab into and press f4 giving the appearance they are on the
field.

Jay
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