Indeed the text change is triggered too late (when the input is blurred) but you can use the key press event in order to achieve your goals. The Grid has four Edit modes, so if you are not using Batch editing, you can directly focus the next input once the value of the current one is filled (check that in the input's key press event). Please note, that you may need to wrap the logic inside this event handler with a little setTimeout() in order to ensure that the last pressed key value is applied.
In case you are using Batch editing, you can go to the next cell you want to edit when the value of the currently edited one is filled, by using the openCellForEdit() method:
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