ISPF Panel - TAB order...



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ISPF Panel - TAB order...

Postby jkusb » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:42 pm

I have Googled... and looked in this forum... looked in documentation... I know this must be a common question, but I can't find the answer.

I have a Panel and pressing the TAB key moves the cursor in this order...
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9

What I would like is for the TAB key to move the cursor in this order...
1 4 7
2 5 8
3 6 9

I don't do anything fancy (no popup, or boxes or dynamic anything... just plain panel fields like "Name...$Z+").
I don't want to post too much here, but I'll be glad to provide any of my code you would like to see. I guess it may be helpful to see the ATTR section.
)ATTR DEFAULT(%+_)
¬ TYPE(OUTPUT) INTENS(NON) SKIP(ON)
@ TYPE(TEXT) INTENS(HIGH) COLOR(PINK)
$ TYPE(INPUT) INTENS(LOW) PAD(_) /* input padded '_' */
! TYPE(INPUT) INTENS(LOW) PAD(' ') /* input padded ' ' */
? TYPE(TEXT) INTENS(HIGH) COLOR(TURQ) HILITE(REVERSE)

So, is there something not too complicated that I could do to control TAB Order?

Thank you for taking the time to help,
Jeff
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Re: ISPF Panel - TAB order...

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:05 pm

not always You can have/do what You want :mrgreen:
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Re: ISPF Panel - TAB order...

Postby Robert Sample » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:44 pm

3270 screens do not work like PC displays. The tab order for a 3270 screen is left to right on each line, then top to bottom. And no, this is not a very common question since few people get very far with mainframes without learning about 3270 displays.
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Re: ISPF Panel - TAB order...

Postby jkusb » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:12 pm

Thank you, I'll stop looking, good to get the answer. (and boy, must be a slow study, been working with mainframes since 1984 :-/ (tho I've been using ISPF all this time I haven't written ISPF Applications before)... not sure how I missed knowing this if its something "everybody" knows, guess I'll hang my head a bit today in sad dejected self-doubt :-/))
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Re: ISPF Panel - TAB order...

Postby dick scherrer » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:33 am

Hello,

Don't beat hyourself up too much. Things never used won't be "remembered" . . . ;)

d
Hope this helps,
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