Recently, I was asked to create a display file with two columns of input fields. The display file should be created in such a way that, when the user is entering the data, the cursor moves along the left column fields and then the right column fields as the user tabs from from one field to the next.
After doing some research in the DDS manual, I found the keyword Field Cursor Progression (FLDCSRPRG), which makes it easy to control how the cursor moves between fields. FLDCSRPRG has only one parameter: the name of the next field where the cursor should go. You may have to take some precautions when using the PUTOVR, OVRDTA, and OVRATR keywords in your DDS.
- Rohit Talwani