INPUT specific attributes can be defined in the ATTRIBUTE clause of the sub-dialog header.

HELP option

The HELP attribute defines the number of the help message to be displayed when invoked and focus is in the list controlled by the INPUT sub-dialog. The predefined 'help' action is automatically created by the runtime system. You can bind action views to the 'help' action. The HELP clause overrides the HELP attribute.

NAME option

The NAME attribute can be used to identify the INPUT sub-dialog, especially useful to qualify sub-dialog actions


By default, sub-dialogs use the default values defined in the form files. If you want to use the values stored in the program variables bound to the dialog, you must use the WITHOUT DEFAULTS attribute. For more details see WITHOUT DEFAULTS option.