It is possible to use a Grid Find command to get data from a grid; GRID FIND ctl_id,col,row,var$[,ERR=stmtref]
However, the fact you can't use the actual name of the column (grid.ctl'column$). GRID FIND would be more flexible if you would be able to use it like this:
GRID FIND ctl_id,(col or col$),row,var$[,ERR=stmtref]
This way, when a grid column needs to be added in between, the code will always keep working like intended. The other upside is that the code gets more readable, the name of a gridcolumn is far more understandable than a number.
It would be very helpful if you could add the ability to search on grid column names with GRID FIND.