This chapter provides a number of miscellaneous application design techniques that can be applied to virtually any Lotus Notes database. Most of the customizations in this chapter enhance the overall usage of the database. These customizations will help the user navigate the application as well as manage data content.
In this chapter youll learn how to perform the following:
The following are general configuration tips and enhancements that can be incorporated or applied to Lotus Notes databases.
A working example of all customizations can be found in the developers toolbox in the BookCodeLibrary.NSF database. See Appendix A for additional information.
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
Reference Library Applications
Design Enhancements Using LotusScript
Design Enhancements Using Formula Language
Miscellaneous Enhancements and Tips for Domino Databases
Application Deployment and Maintenance
Appendix A. Online Project Files and Sample Applications
Appendix B. IBM® Lotus® Notes® and Domino®Whats Next?
Lotus Notes Developers Toolbox: Tips for Rapid and Successful Deployment
Authors: Mark Elliott