Display the Windows File Finder Dialog

The file finder dialog allows users to locate and select a workstation file. After a file has been selected, you can attach the file to a field, store the file location, or use the value in a formula. Figure 14.8 depicts the file finder dialog.

Figure 14.8. Example of the Windows file finder dialog


How It Works

The @Prompt command includes a LocalBrowse parameter that displays the Windows file finder dialog. The fully qualified path and the file name are then stored in the document field specified in the formula.


To implement this solution, create a field on a form. Next, create a button on the form and insert the following formula, making sure to replace FIELDNAME with the actual name of the field on the form.

FIELD FIELDNAME := @Prompt([LocalBrowse];"Select a file";"");
@Prompt([Ok];"Selected file"; FIELDNAME)

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


Application Deployment and Maintenance


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
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Authors: Mark Elliott

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