In Pan 6, I have a simple database with a total of 9626 records. Of these, 1385 are colored blue, for reasons I won’t go into here. The remaining 8241 records are black (uncolored).
When this database is imported into Pan X, the colored records are missing. I don’t mean “not visible”, I mean missing.
I see from the forum that others have brought up the topic of wanting the ability to colorize records. That is a extremely powerful tool, and it is really unfortunate that it is not possible (yet) to implement in Pan X. But why are those records eliminated from the import?
One can un-color the records the Pan 6 file before importing of course, but I plan to do all my work in Pan 6 before migrating completely to Pan X, after I’m comfortable with the program and after more of its limitations are resolved. So I sure don’t want to change my Pan 6 file. And it’s a real bummer to have to un-colorize every time I want to experiment more with Pan X.
As I re-read this note, it sounds like a complaint - but it really isn’t. Pan X is a mammoth undertaking, and all will be well in the end. But there are some features that should be addressed very soon, Jim.
• Bring back colorized records
• Bring back an inspector-type window to follow multiple variable values
• Import should import ALL records regardless of color
• Single-step should be single-step in a macro
It’s hard to get started in my conversion to Pan X without these items being resolved.