Displaying field help information

To display the field help information:

  1. Place your cursor on the field entry line.
  2. Press the Help function key (F1). The field help information is displayed in a pop-up window.

    If further information is needed, press the Extended Help function key (F5), to access the Tutorial Help page for the current panel.

    Pressing Help while the field information window is displayed takes you to the Help Tutorial page within the Tutorial Help system (that is, the page that describes how to use Tutorial Help).

  3. When you have finished reading the message or the relevant Tutorial Help page, press the Exit function key (F3) to return to your starting panel.

For example, Figure 1 shows the message seen when F1 is pressed from the RECLIMIT field in the Set Print Processing Options panel.

Figure 1. Field help information for the RECLIMIT field
  Process   Options   Help
 ───────── ┌───────── Set Record Limit ──────────┐ ────────────────────────────
 File Mana │                                     │ ons
           │ Range: 1-end of record              │
 Set proce │ Default: (1,*), unless changed in   │ F3) to save your changes.
 Enter RES │          your Z Data Tools          │
           │          installation.              │
 Print Opt │                                     │
    PRINTO │ Bytes to be listed from each        │ , TERMINAL or REXX
    PRINTD │ record. The first parameter         │
    PRINTL │ specifies the start column, the     │
    PAGESI │ second the last column. An asterisk │  a printed page
    PRTTRA │ * indicates the end of the record.  │
    HEADER │                                     │
    PAGESK │  F1=Help     F2=Split    F3=Exit    │
    DUMP . │  F4=Resize   F5=Ex-help             │
    DATAHD └─────────────────────────────────────┘
    RECLIMIT (1,*)               (n,m) n=begin column, m=end column

 Command ===>
  F1=Help      F2=Split     F3=Exit      F4=CRetriev  F6=Reset     F7=Backward
  F8=Forward   F9=Swap     F10=Actions  F12=Cancel