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Help needed in Lanes 1 and 2
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Ben Langhinrichs    

Yesterday, I laid out a roadmap for Genii Software, defining three lanes that we see companies fall into and how we aim to address the needs of those companies. Over the next few days, I will post a few examples to illustrate our goals.

Lanes 1 and Lane 2:Taking data from a Notes database to SQL server without Notes development

Problem: a company has a Notes database, and they need to take a number of fields of a specific form and put them into SQL Server tables. They may be migrating (Lane 1) or simply need it for a specific purpose (Lane 2), but have no Notes developers and don't want to hire consultants for a one-off need.

Solution: using the Midas LSX 5, a customer could download the Export to CSV sample database. All they would need to do is fill out an Export Directive form (see below) with the database and specify which forms and fields to export (or all of them, if they didn't know which are needed), then click the button. Importing the CSV into SQL server is easy, using a technique such as How to create and populate a table in a single step as part of a CSV import. There is no need for Notes developers, and the entire process can be done in an afternoon. This example includes a rich text field, which is rendered by default to high fidelity HTML.


Export directive form



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http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20140320-1001
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If you work with customer/client companies who currently use or are moving away from IBM Domino, and you might be interested in reselling any of our CoexLinks products, don't hesitate to contact me. Opportunities available in most regions of the world. If you work for an email vault or data warehouse company which might be interested in expanding to ingest Domino emails, either archived or live, from client companies, I'd be interested in talking with you as well. CoexLinks Fidelity is for ou
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