13.6.1 Substitution/Control Values

 

Substitution Value

Description, Effects and Comments

$$PAGE

Causes the string "Page : 999" to be inserted into the text. Use to indicate the current HELP text page number to the user.

$$NEWPAGE

Causes a new HELP text page to be started. A HELP text page is 18 lines long by default. The line containing the $$NEWPAGE value is included into the displayed HELP text. The   $$NEWPAGE value is replaced by blanks.

$$TITLE XXXXXXXX

Indicates to LANSA the title that should be associated with the HELP text. Up to 40 characters of title can be specified. LANSA will automatically center the title and convert it to uppercase. The line containing the $$TITLE value is NOT included into the displayed help text.

$$FLDNAM

Causes the name of the current field to be inserted into the HELP text. Use this value in field level HELP text only.

$$FLDDES

Causes the description of the current field to be inserted into the HELP text. Use this value in field level HELP text only.

$$PRONAM

Causes the name of the current process to be inserted into the HELP text. Use this value in process or function level HELP text only.

$$PRODES

Causes the description of the current process to be inserted into the HELP text. Use this value in process or function level HELP text only.

$$FUNNAM

Causes the name of the current function to be inserted into the HELP text. Use this value in function level HELP text only.

$$FUNDES

Causes the description of the current function to be inserted into the HELP text. Use this value in function level HELP text only.

$$RIGHT

Causes all manually defined help text to be right aligned when displayed. This support is provided for bi-directional languages. 

$$NOAUTO

Indicates that automatically generated help text should not be created for this field. Use this option in field level help text only.

$$LANGUAGE=XXXX

Delimits the boundary between the help text associated with different languages when working in a multilingual partition. These values are automatically created when editing help text and should not be altered in any way or the help text associated with a language may be corrupted.

$$TECH

Indicates that the following text is technical help text in IBM i

$$USER

Indicates that the following text is user help text in IBM i.

 

Also See

How to Use Special Characters in the Visual LANSA Developer Guide.

Use Special Characters to Enhance HELP Text in the LANSA for i User Guide.