nothing could be more wrong
for some reassons, only combobox listbox etc. have the option to determine the width of the field.
the only reason for that statement would be not having looked at the manuals
here is a link to the ispf bookshelf http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/ ... s/ISPZPM61
the field length is automagically determined by the attribute that follows any field
look at the manuals for the default values or use the MODEL command for samples