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HELP statement [Interactive SQL]

Provides help in the Interactive SQL environment.

HELP [ 'topic' ]

The HELP statement is used to access SQL Anywhere documentation.

The topic for help can be optionally specified. You must enclose topic in single quotes. In some help formats, the topic cannot be specified; in this case, a link to a general help page for Interactive SQL appears.

You can specify the following topic values:

  • SQL Anywhere error codes
  • SQL statement keywords (such as INSERT, UPDATE, SELECT, CREATE DATABASE)


Side effects


  • ANSI/ISO SQL Standard

    Not in the standard.