The PLACEHOLDER attribute defines a hint for the user when the field contains no value.


PLACEHOLDER = [%]"string"
  1. string defines the hint to be displayed when the field is empty, with the % prefix it is a localized string.


The PLACEHOLDER attribute can be used to show hint text in an input field, when a field contains no value.

The placeholder text is displayed when the field value is NULL, during an INPUT, CONSTRUCT or INPUT ARRAY dialog. In the case of INPUT ARRAY, placeholders are only displayed for the current row where the end user enters data.

This attribute is typically used for mobile and web applications, to display grayed text inside empty input fields.

The COMMENT attribute can, in specific situations, define a default placeholder message.


EDIT f001 = customer.cust_name, PLACEHOLDER = "<Enter customer name>";