Update: Starting with version 0.1.031 (3/3/17), Panorama X now DOES include a recorder. The rest of this post is retained for history, but the discussion of the pros and cons of a recorder feature is now out-of-date.
Panorama X does not include a recorder. I hope you won’t let that stop you from getting into Panorama X.
The Panorama 6 recorder is quite simple minded, it can only record a couple dozen statements. Most recorded procedures only use a handful of statements:
In Panorama X, all of these operations can be automated with the new “favorites” feature. Using the favorites feature, you can easily save your most frequently used searches, sorts, and summary calculations. In other words, exactly the same things you would normally use the recorder for. I think using the new favorites feature is actually easier. I demonstrate how to set up and use these types of favorites in this free video:
The recorder feature was always great for demos. Because of that, I hope to include it again someday, even though I don’t think it really is that useful compared to the new “favorites” feature. But if it is ever implemented again, it most likely won’t be for at least a year, since the recorder is a “nice to have” feature rather than a “must have”, and it would be a fairly time consuming feature to do.
Keep in mind, there is no reason you have to use any of these new functions, formulas or statements. These new features are there to make your life easier, not more difficult. If you don’t use them, that’s ok, you don’t have to. Many Panorama users don’t use any functions, formulas or statements at all!