Adding data to long fields
If a field is followed by a greater-than symbol (>) rather than a right parenthesis, the entire field is longer than 50 characters. If the information you need to type for this field is more than 50 characters, QMF provides a way to display the entire field.
To add more than 50 characters of data in a field:
- Move the cursor to the field you want to display.
In the PERS sample table, the NOTES field is longer than 50 characters.
- Press the Show Field function key.
The Show Field panel for the field displays.
The valid values for the field appear at the bottom of the panel on the message line.
- Type the data for the field.
When you get to the end of one line, just continue typing. Your data will automatically wrap to the next line, as shown in the following figure.
- Press Enter to save the data in the field. The Table Editor ADD panel displays with the first 50 characters of the field displayed.