Internal Custom Page

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This page describes how to create an internal Custom Page.


An Internal custom page is one where the html code is fully stored in the Online Database (ODB), whereas an External custom page has the html code stored as an external file. All the features described for Custom Pages should work for internal pages, but may not have been tested. External custom pages are recommended, unless the custom page code is small.

How to create an Internal Custom Page

An internal custom page (written in HTML) may be imported under a given /Custom ODB key. The name of this custom key will appear on the Status Page as a custom-button The name of the custom key is chosen by the user, however some characters in the name (i.e. "&","!") have special meaning, and some restrictions apply (see custom key names).

By clicking on this custom-button, the contents of this key is interpreted as HTML content. Figure 1 shows an internal custom page which has been imported into the ODB at key /Custom/Overview&.

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Figure 1: Internal Custom Page example
Figure 2: Internal custom page imported into key Overview&
Figure 3: Contents of key Overview& can be edited

The insertion of a new Internal Custom page requires the following steps:

[local:midas:S]/custom>import int_custom.html Overview&


  • Once the file is imported into ODB, you can ONLY edit it through the web through the ODB Page. Clicking the Edit link under the ODB key /Custom/Overview& (Figure 2) will open an editing window (Figure 3) which can be used to edit the code. Note that Figure 2 also shows a link to an external webpage at Custom functions&.
  • The Custom page can also be exported back to a ASCII file using the odbedit command "export", e.g.
[local:midas:Stopped]/>cd Custom/
[local:midas:Stopped]/Custom>export test&
File name: mcustom.html