Field editing keys

The Add, Change and Find commands require entering data in field positions on the tabs.  After selecting a tab and clicking the Add, Change or Find buttons or pressing the A, C or F keys, the cursor moves to the first position in the selected tab.  From this position data may be entered by typing from the keyboard.  As an aid, the following field editing keys are available.

Key Pressed

Result

Alphabetic

Inserts character.

Numeric

Inserts character.

Backspace

Deletes character to the left of cursor.

Delete

Deletes character to the right of cursor.

Right Arrow

Moves cursor one position to the right.

Left Arrow

Moves cursor one position to the left.

Alt + Insert

For Add, copies field of selected record.

For Change, restores field to original data.

Ctrl + Insert

For Add, copies selected record.

For Change, restores original record.

Alt + Delete

Erases data in field.

Ctrl + Delete

Erases data on the entire tab.

Tab

Moves cursor to the next field.

Shift + Tab

Moves cursor to the previous field.

RULES

Data entry rules for each field in a tab differ. For specific rules on a field, position the cursor on the field while in Add and press F1 or while in Gopher Help select the desired tab and then click on the field name.