How to Use Special Values

Some special values are also provided by LANSA to control how the Help text is displayed. These special values all begin with $$. Following are a few examples:

Special Value



Indicates the language of the help text.


Inserts the name of the field.


Indicates that automatic help text should not be generated.


Designates end user help text.


Designates technical help text.


Causes help text to be right aligned when displayed.


Causes page number to be inserted into the text.


For example, you can enter user and technical help as follows:


This text is displayed to an end-user when the application executes.


This text is not displayed to the end-user. It is displayed to developers only.

For a complete list of values, refer to the Technical Reference Guide:

Also See

How to Use Special Characters