Designing a Notes Application

Although there's no single approach to building a database, this section provides a general roadmap to building a database from scratch. Included are step-by-step instructions for creating a database using most of the design element constructs. At the completion of the project, you should understand the logical progression of the database design and be familiar with many of the design elements. Now, let's review the sequential steps we'll follow to build the application.

Step 1.

Create the Database
 

Step 2.

Create the Form and Fields
 

Step 3.

Create the View
 

Step 4.

Create the Script Library
 

Step 5.

Add Buttons to the Form
 

Step 6.

Add Buttons to the View
 

Step 7.

Add Navigation
 

Step 8.

Create Welcome and Help Documents
 

Step 9.

Customize the Database Icon
 

Step 10.

Set the Database Security
 

Using this approach, you'll gradually incorporate more and more functionality into the database. Because virtually all database applications contain forms and views, you'll start with these two elements. From here, you'll add code to manage task automation, create buttons, build a script library, and finally customize the appearance and navigation.


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
Year: N/A
Pages: 293
Authors: Mark Elliott
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