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Tech Tip: How to simulate the entry of a tab, a space, a backspace or carriage return
PRODUCT: 4D | VERSION: | PLATFORM: Mac & Win
Published On: May 2, 2003
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Compatibility: Version 6.8.x and 2003

There are a number of ways to simulate these key strokes. The first way is to follow the manual and memorize the ASCII code and the second way is to cheat by using constants.

For example:

POST KEY(9) `Simulate a tab
POST KEY(tab) `Simulate a tab

POST KEY(32) `Simulate a space
POST KEY(space) `Simulate a space

POST KEY(8)`Simulate a backspace
POST KEY(backspace) `Simulate a backspace

POST KEY(13) `Simulate a Carriage return
POST KEY(carriage return) ` Simulate a Carriage return