Specifies that an HTML template with EJS scripting is to be used for the user interface of a Rich Display File record format. In this case, the Rich Display json is only used to describe the record format's fields and not the look and feel of a screen. The look and feel is defined by the HTML template.

The HTML can then be displayed using the display.screen.execute() API or a combination of display.screen.write() and display.screen.read(). Once displayed, the screen can be submitted back to the server with the use of the pui.submit() client-side browser API.

Since Profound.js applications are single page applications, the content should not be a full HTML document and must not include <html>, <title>, and <body> tags. It should only include the body content to render.


  1. HTML Template File - the file path is relative to the modules directory. If the path is not qualified, the pathlist is used to search for the HTML template file.

  2. EJS options (optional) - a JavaScript object specifying EJS options as documented on www.ejs.co.


// Declare Rich Display pjs.defineDisplay("mydisplay.json"); // Specify HTML template for a specific Rich Display record format screen mydisplay.myscreen.use("myscreen.html");   // Show the screen mydisplay.myscreen.execute();