The tabdown/tabacross option from Panorama 6 has been missed by some. 10.1 introduced some custom tab features, but its documentation doesn’t specifically mention things similar to the Pan6 feature. In playing around I suspect it is now possible to emulate that feature, but I haven’t found a full solution.
Lacking Pan6’s info(“tabkey”) control I set a fileglobal, TD to true() or false() depending on whether tabdown or normal behavior is desired. Then in the Code pane of the field to_the_left of the field I want to tab down along I type the following:
return tabForward: if TD=true() functionvalue "to_the_left" downrecord endif return
using its actual, quoted, fieldname in place of “to_the_left.” Depending on TD’s value this seems to work. My attempts with tabBackward: to produce upward tabbing have been inconsistent. I’ve seen uprecords within a field, but haven’t gotten them within the field I wanted. That and having to put my code not in the field in which I wanted to go down/up, is different than I’d expected from the datasheet custom tab order documentation. If someone understands this better and can document a better way there may be one more fix in 10.1 than even Jim intended.