Help Menu

The Help menu contains the Banner 8 Help tools, such as online help, the image displayer, a calculator, and a calendar.

  • Online Help provides access to the Banner 8 tools so that a user may troubleshoot problems. This option is disabled if Online Help is not available for the form.
  • Dynamic Help Query displays the Dynamic Help Form (GUAHELP) in query mode.   Provides help for a field, block, or form the form, block, and field names are defaulted to the current location of the cursor. Help on another object name may be displayed by using the search button to the right of the field.
  • Dynamic Help Edit displays the Dynamic Help Form (GUAHELP) in edit mode, which is used to edit traditional help for a field, block, or form. Use this feature to maintain custom information.
  • Help (Item Properties) displays the Oracle item properties window for the current field. The window lists properties such as internal database name, type of data, maximum length, etc.
  • Show Keys displays the list of functions and their equivalent keystrokes available in your environment for the current form, window, or field.
  • List displays the List of Values (LOV) for the current field if List of Values appears in the Status line.
  • Display Error shows the code that is in error, if an Oracle error occurs.
  • Display ID Image shows the image associated with the ID, if available, when the cursor is in an ID field.
  • Calendar displays a calendar.  (See p. xxx)
  • Calculator displays a calculator.  (See p. xxx)
  • Extract Data with Key extracts Banner data (for the current block), along with Key data, for use in a spreadsheet. This is available only from certain forms.
  • Extract Data No Key extracts Banner data (for the current block), without Key data, for use in a spreadsheet. This is available only from certain forms.
  • About Banner displays the About Banner Form (GUAABOT), which identifies the current form, release number, date, and time. The form also displays a list of installed Banner products, their release number, and their installation date.