"Enter" on keyboard through new record

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How can I make a child table "cycle" through to a new record? E.g., as if it's an Excel workbook, hitting enter goes to the cell below to enter a new record.

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You can use the KeyBoard short cut CNTRL-S to save but there is no way to trigger a new record except by clicking on the [Create New] button.

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This would be very helpful to allow easy entry via barcodes. Scanners are often configured to send <Enter> after the barcode data.
That is a very interesting idea, I will have to think about that.
Thanks Anthony. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think it's currently possible to enter data in this way - you'd have to scan the barcode, grab a mouse, click "Save Changes"(or Ctrl-S), then "Create New", etc...
That is correct....  it is still an outstanding feature request.  I am working through the requests in priority order.
Might this be a part of grid editing functionality?
Interesting idea, but not at the moment.
I'm picturing something like the edit table GUI in SSMS, where the last row is blank to allow new records to be quickly added:
Just a thought.
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