[EpiData-list] require TAB or ENTER key to move to next field, even if entered data fills the previous field

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Thu Jun 28 19:01:34 CDT 2012

Excellent! Thanks.


epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote:
>  From the help file (which is really good):
> When a field is filled, the cursor automatically moves to the next field. This function can be suppressed by using the command CONFIRM in the check file. If CONFIRM is set then the next field will be selected when the [Enter] key is pressed.
> Example:
> Same function as CONFIRM, but where CONFIRM handles all fields in the data file, CONFIRMFIELD only deals with one field. This command may only be used in a field block.
> Example:
> V1
> Jamie
> On 2012-06-28, Chris wrote:
>> As I understand it, during data entry in Epidata 3.1 (on Windows XP), if
>> X characters are entered into an X-character-long text field, EpiData
>> will automatically move to the next field. However, if the text entered
>> is less than X in length, then the TAB or ENTER key must be used to go
>> to the next field.
>> Can I set things up to require the ENTER or TAB key always to be pressed
>> to get to the next field? In other words, I'd like a field to remain in
>> focus, even if the data completely fills it, until TAB or ENTER is pressed.
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