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Format a User s Name

Using several Formula Language functions, you can format a user's name. Formatting a name allows you to change the appearance and content.

How It Works

The @Name function is used to format a name string. The @UserName function is used to return the fully qualified Lotus Notes user name. The combination of these two functions can be used to retrieve and format a user's name. The following examples illustrate the CN, Abbreviate, and Canonical name formats.

ImplementationExample 1

To implement this technique, create an action button or computed field and insert the following formula. The @Prompt statement is used for illustrative purposes and can be removed or updated as desired. However, if removed, be sure the formula contains a main expression (i.e., Result) as the last statement in the formula. In this example, the common name is returnedMark Elliott (see Figure 14.10).

result := @Name([CN]; @UserName);
@Prompt([Ok];"CN Format"; result);

Figure 14.10. Example of the CN-formatted user name

 

ImplementationExample 2

This second example, when added to an action button, illustrates the common, abbreviated, and canonical name formats (see Figure 14.11).

@Prompt([Ok]; "Formatted User Name";
"CN Format: " + @Name([CN]; @UserName) + @NewLine +
"Abbreviate: " + @Name([Abbreviate]; @UserName) + @NewLine +
"Canonical: " + @Name([Canonicalize]; @UserName))

Figure 14.11. A comparison of the user name formats



An Introduction to the Lotus Domino Tool Suite

Getting Started with Designer

Navigating the Domino Designer Workspace

Domino Design Elements

An Introduction to Formula Language

An Introduction to LotusScript

Fundamentals of a Notes Application

Calendar Applications

Collaborative Applications

Reference Library Applications

Workflow Applications

Web Applications

Design Enhancements Using LotusScript

Design Enhancements Using Formula Language

View Enhancements

Sample Agents

Miscellaneous Enhancements and Tips for Domino Databases

Data Management

Security

Application Deployment and Maintenance

Troubleshooting

Appendix A. Online Project Files and Sample Applications

Appendix B. IBM® Lotus® Notes® and Domino®Whats Next?



Lotus Notes Developer's Toolbox(c) Tips for Rapid and Successful Deployment
Lotus Notes Developers Toolbox: Tips for Rapid and Successful Deployment
ISBN: 0132214482
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Authors: Mark Elliott

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