The autoNext property causes the cursor to automatically advance during input to the next field when the current field is full.

If data values entered in the field do not meet the requirements of other field properties like INCLUDE or PICTURE, the cursor does not automatically move to the next field but remains in the current field, and an error message displays.

The autoNext property is particularly useful with character fields in which the input data is of a standard length, such as numeric postal codes or the abbreviations in the state table. It is also useful if a character field has a length of 1 because only one keystroke is required to enter data and move to the next field.

For additional information, see the AUTONEXT attribute topic in the Genero Business Development Language User Guide.