5.13.7 Create a New HELP Panel

When option '1=Create' is chosen from the 'Maintain Template HELP Panels' menu a screen similar to the following example is used to enter details of the new HELP panel:


 DC@P750106             Create Template HELP Panel           


 Template         : BBIF       Construct an IF / ENDIF program block   


 Type new Help Panel details and press Enter.                          


   Identifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAMPLE0010                     

   Description  . . . . . . . . . . . . Sample Help Panel             

   Display sequence . . . . . . . . . .    200.00                      

   Copy from HELP panel . . . . . . . . __________                     

     in application template  . . . . . CONIF                          




 Fnn=Help  Fnn=Exit  Fnn=Cancel  Fnn=Messages      



The following input options apply when creating a new HELP panel from the 'Create Template HELP Panel' screen:


Mandatory. Specifies the identifier of the HELP panel. HELP panel identifiers must be unique within an application template and must conform to the IBM i naming standards defined in Valid Names on the IBM i in Common Input Options. The name specified is the name shown as the panel identifier when the HELP panel is presented.


Mandatory. Specifies the title of the HELP panel when it is displayed to a user. It is recommended that upper and lower case characters are used and that the value is centered in the space available. This ensures the best aesthetic effect when it is displayed to a user of the HELP panel.

Display Sequence

Mandatory, but always prefilled to <highest sequence number + 100>. This sequence number determines the sequence that HELP panels will be displayed to a user when they elect to 'walk through' all the HELP panels available for an application template.

Copy from HELP panel / in application template

Optional. The name of an existing HELP panel from any existing application template can be copied to create this new template.

When you have completed all the new HELP panel details, you will be returned to the 'Maintain Template HELP Panels' Menu.

You would normally then enter a '5=Review/Change HELP panel' request against the help panel you have just created. This allows you to review and/or change the actual HELP panel body.