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Executable Help

In addition to placing online help in a field's HELP PROMPT and DESCRIPTION attributes, you can enter EXECUTABLE HELP if you have programmer access. When defining a field's attributes using the Modify File Attributes option, you will receive the "XECUTABLE 'HELP':" prompt. Here you can enter M code that will be executed when the user requests help while editing data in the field. If the user enters one question mark, the code is executed after the help prompt is displayed. With two question marks, it is executed before the field's description is displayed.


Reviewed/Updated: March 10, 2007