Design Enhancements Using Formula Language

Chapter Overview

This chapter provides a number of Formula Language customizations that can be incorporated into most Lotus Notes databases. Each customization module is self-contained and designed to run independently. This enables you to copy the code into any existing application and implement it with little to no modification.

The intent of this chapter is to provide common customizations that can be added to any database. Each customization includes a functional summary, an explanation of how the code works, and detailed instructions for installing the code. Each code section will run with no additional code logic required. Customizations include the following:

  • Compare two lists
  • Create Expand and Collapse buttons
  • Get the current day of the week
  • Get the current month of the year
  • Create a formatted date string
  • Create an Attach File button
  • Display the Microsoft Windows File Finder dialog
  • Create a new document
  • Create a "Last Updated By" field
  • Create a "Last Modified On" date field
  • Format a user's name
  • Hide design elements based on a user's role
  • Use @DBColumn to set field values
  • Use @DBLookup to set field values
  • Parse a text string
  • Format field values using Input Translation
  • Add field validation
  • Display an "Are you sure?" warning message
  • Generate an email
  • Sort a list of values


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?

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Lotus Notes Developer's Toolbox(c) Tips for Rapid and Successful Deployment
Lotus Notes Developers Toolbox: Tips for Rapid and Successful Deployment
ISBN: 0132214482
EAN: 2147483647
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Pages: 293
Authors: Mark Elliott
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