Getting Help on Possible Entries for a Field

Prerequisites

When you need help on which values you can enter in a field, you can display a list of possible values or matchcodes.

Procedure

  1. Position the cursor in a field.
  2. A possible entries arrow appears to the right of the field.

    If no possible entries arrow appears, you cannot display a list of entries for this field.

  3. Click on the possible entries arrow.
  4. A list of possible values for the field displays.

  5. Place the cursor on the desired value and Double-click or press F2.

The system inserts the chosen value in the field.

Displaying a Limited List of Possible Entries for a Field

The number of possible entries for a field may be very large. You can limit the number of field values before you click on the possible entries arrow. To do so, you enter the first character or two of a value, followed by the wildcard * . For example, if the value you want begins with a k, enter k* in the field. Only those field values that begin with k are displayed.

To display a limited list of values for a field, follow these steps:

  1. Position the cursor in a field with a matchcode.
  2. A matchcode field has a colored triangle in the upper right corner. When you place the cursor on a matchcode field or on a field, the possible entries arrow displays next to the field.

  3. Enter the first character or characters of a field value, followed by *
  4. For example, pa* or 3* or k*

  5. Click on the possible entries arrow.
  6. A list of field values is displayed.

  7. To choose a value from the list, double-click on it (or position the cursor on a value; then press F2).

The system inserts the chosen value in the field.

See also:

Matchcode