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XPages: Returning to the Prior Page
Fri, Mar 15th 2013 2:22p   Don McNally
I read this post from Brad Balassaitis and shared that "I should have blogged that last year when I did it". A couple of people encouraged me to blog it just for a different perspective, so here we go. I have a button in my left navigator that opens an XPage for processing documents with a bar code scanner. That XPage does not include the navigator; it's like a new document. Once the user is done processing, they click a Finished button and I wanted them to go back where they came from. My [read] Keywords: lotus notes notes client xpages applications
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XPages: Detecting and Logging Field Value Changes
Sat, Feb 2nd 2013 7:22p   Don McNally
Recently I had a request to add functionality to an XPages application I wrote and implemented last year. They wanted the ability to log changes made in specific fields. I did some searching and found the resources I needed: valueChangeListener code as a managed bean by Tony McGuckin, which was linked from valueChangeListener implementation code from Declan Sciolla-Lynch, which pointed to A better way to update log fields by Chris Toohey I used my "R&D skills" to set up the code in my [read] Keywords: lotus xpages application development java openntf server
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More Excel Code: Inserting and Copying Rows
Tue, Jan 24th 2012 2:02p   Don McNally
I was working on some code to export data to a pre-formatted Excel file and, as part of that, needed to be able to insert rows into a range so that the data I added would be included in formulas below it (they were column totals and data summaries). As I find typical when trying to control Excel from LotusScript, I couldn't locate examples of the code I needed. That doesn't mean they aren't out there, just that I couldn't find them. After some experimentation and some dumb luck stumbling on [read] Keywords: lotus lotusscript notes application blogger interface
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Inheriting Field Values for Names Fields
Tue, Jun 28th 2011 11:05a   Don McNally
I had a problem last week with a couple of forms that have fields that inherit values from fields on the document that is open when the new document is created. On one form, the field values were set properly, but on the other they were not. The form being created is a response-to-response form. The form that worked was a response form, so at first I thought the problem with the form that was not working was because it was a main form. I discovered that wasn't the problem when I was able to get [read] Keywords: lotus notes blogger
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Barcodes in Lotus Notes Applications
Thu, Mar 31st 2011 2:02p   Don McNally
If you have ever wanted to implement barcoding in a Notes application, it may be easier to do so than you think. You really need four things to make it work: A barcode font that is deployed to machines that will be printing the things (eg. paper or labels) that have the barcode on them. LotusScript code to generate the field value for the barcode. Simple barcodes, like Code 39, just need start and stop characters before and after the number you are putting on a barcode, but they have a limite [read] Keywords: lotus lotusscript notes show-n-tell application applications blogger
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Get Database Information for Configuration Documents
Thu, Jan 27th 2011 12:02p   Don McNally
I've done a lot of work lately to make our applications more configurable. Most of it is related to having separate servers for development, QA and production, and needing to be able to change reference databases without requiring code changes at each stop in the change control process. As part of that, I wanted to make it easier to enter the information we required for the reference databases. Sure, you could find the database and then type in the server name and path name (or replica ID), bu [read] Keywords: lotusscript notes script library show-n-tell applications blogger database development server




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Configurable Embedded Views (Single Category Views in External Notes Databases)
Thu, Jan 20th 2011 12:02p   Don McNally
Have you ever had Notes application A that had related data in Notes application B where you wanted to show the application B data when you opened a document in application A? I have, and I found there are lots of ways to combine data like this. If it were all in one database, it would be pretty trivial to create an embedded view and show the single category that relates to the open document. It gets complicated when you want to leave the data in its source database rather than copying it to whe [read] Keywords: domino notes ntf show-n-tell xpages application applications blogger database development properties server




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