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Table / Field Help using simple Wiki Syntax

Table / Field Help using Simple Wiki Syntax

You can define help texts for the table/field help using a simple Wiki syntax.

A conversion program can transform TABHLP tables from TABEX/3 format to TABEX/4 TABHLP tables with Wiki syntax.

The following characters are reserved for the Wiki syntax:

set anchor: {{ … }}

heading1: == … ==

heading2: === … ===

bold characters: ''' … '''



Example of a helptext for the table CONTINENTS in Wiki syntax

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, 
sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore 
magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et 
accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum. 
Nam liber tempor cum soluta nobis eleifend option congue 
nihil imperdiet doming id quod mazim placerat facer possim 
At vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum. 
Stet clita kasd gubergren, no sea takimata sanctus est 
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. 



The HTML pages can be generated from these TABHLP tables, which can be edited as TABEX tables in one of the following ways:

  • manually by execution of the TABN03 command TABHTML tabhtml,continents,,/tmp/tabhlp,&name.html,,$TAB4PTC89(TABCTL)

  • manually using an administrator menu item

  • automatically using a protocol exit, which generates the HTML page automatically when storing the table TABHLP.

Migration Packages

BOI GmbH offers migration packages for the table management systems SPITAB, TABSYS and VTAS.


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Success Stories

AirPlus has been using TABEX for 20 years.

Now TABEX/4 JAVA APPLICATION ENGINE has additionally been launched for audit-proof logging of the business processes by Java applications.


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