I just noted tomq’s response above, and I hope he doesn’t speak for the Pan X community. The loss of color in the Data Sheet is a MAJOR deficiency in Pan X - a deficiency that I had hoped would be addressed once Jim got some time to concentrate on it. Losing the ability to color Data Sheet records is like losing a sense (such as hearing, or sight) and imagining that things are not so different from before. Or eliminating a 3rd dimension, and working in a 2-dimension plane.
Imported records (using a variable) from several different databases can be distinguished from one another by coloring them differently, so you know where each record came from and whether adjustments need to be made. And since you’re already in the Data Sheet window, the adjustments can be done directly.
And that is just one minor trivial example of the power of this feature. Given the intellectual heft of contributors to this forum, I can’t believe this isn’t widely used in complex (or even simple) macros.
The Text List object is not remotely a comparable option to this loss. The Text List object requires actual programming to set up properly, instead of having built-in commands from a menu, which the Macro Recorder can write for you. Not to mention the help colored records can give to tired old eyes like mine, when looking over and analyzing the Data Sheet records.
Jim, can you let the community know, via the forum, at least a rough estimate of when you will implement this feature. We all know you have to set priorities on what you work on first, but my 2 cents is that this one is pretty important.