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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:49 pm    Post subject: Tab sequence in a screen..Hi
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Hi - if i have a screen like below

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field1    field5
field2    field6
field3    field7
field4    field8


and i want to have my tab sequence starting from field1 then 2,3,4,5,6,7,8.. can that be done, if yes how?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:19 pm    Post subject:
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Yes, change the order of move or display or ....

By the way which language and environment ? icon_rolleyes.gif

Don't you believe that will help us to help you !
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:00 pm    Post subject:
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it doesn't matter. If it is a 3270 the answer is no. left to right, top to bottom is your only choice.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:44 pm    Post subject:
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left to right, top to bottom is your only choice
Yup, for the physical tab key.

Many applications support a "logical" tab - some PFkey(s) defined to support what you describe (i.e. a Phone Book scroll). The actual TAB'ing is done with in the code rather than the "3270".
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:45 am    Post subject:
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By the way which language and environment ?


hi sorry i missed..

using BMS maps and CICS..
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:25 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

You would need to provide this in your code rather than it being a terminal feature.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply to: Tab sequence in a screen..Hi
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genesis786,


You will need to explore the ISPF Tabbing (hardware/software/logical) feature. Press F1 in ISPf edit screen and look at software tabbing....



You will need to do something similiar to this


Code:
Command ===>                                                  Scroll ===> CSR 
****** ***************************** Top of Data ******************************
=TABS> ----    ----    ----                                                   
000001 fld1    fld2    fld33                                                   
****** **************************** Bottom of Data ****************************



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:38 am    Post subject:
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You would need to provide this in your code rather than it being a terminal feature.


Thanks d.sch.

Could you please tell how to handle that in code?

I will design the screen in a usual way - and in symbolic map i will have all the fields... now programmatically how would i control the tab sequence? icon_sad.gif
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ispf and cics are completely different systems so you can discard that particular advice. And ispf logical tabs are also left to right, top to bottom. See Dick's comment about implementing your own function key based (not tab based) cursor control.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:28 pm    Post subject:
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so basically - we cannot do this using the tab key.. we need to use a function key and capture it with DFHAID ,and then keep on passing the cursor to the next desired field.. am i correct ?
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we cannot do this using the tab key.. we need to use a function key and capture it with DFHAID ,and then keep on passing the cursor to the next desired field.. am i correct ?
Yes. . . icon_smile.gif

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ispf and cics are completely different systems so you can discard that particular advice.
Yes, they are, but i'm not sure that relates to the situation. . . I'm probably missing something, but i believe the "solution" is up to the developer in either case (rather than exploitint some "hardware" feature.

In the 3270 environments that i've seen this kind of functiinality can be implemented - if one is willing to do the extra work.
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