HELP text is information that is displayed to the user when the LANSA application requests help (using the HELP key or equivalent request). Help text for fields is stored in the LANSA Repository. This help text is automatically available as field level context sensitive help text when a field is displayed on a screen. Help text can be entered for each language specified in the partition.
Generally HELP text has the following characteristics:
It is free format. No restrictions usually exist on the content or format of HELP text.
It relates directly to the action the user was taking at the time the HELP was requested. Usually the process or function that the user is using is explained in some detail.
Help text may also include special Help Text Enhancement & Substitution Values.
LANSA automatically controls the handling of the HELP processing in applications. LANSA will automatically determine the type of HELP that is required (field, component, process or function) and automatically display the associated HELP text (if any exists).
LANSA can dynamically, and in the correct language, create the HELP text associated with a field from the repository and the rules that it contains. You can turn off this automatic field level help text feature: globally, by field, or precede it with your own HELP text.
Repository Help Tab in the User Guide
Repository Help Text Development in the Developer Guide