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Reminder When Using Document IDs in URLs with XPage Applications
Graham Acres    

I bumped into this on one of my projects and wanted to put up a quick post as a reminder to anyone trying to do the same thing.

The project involves a traditional Notes application that is used to send a survey out to a large number of users.  There is a separate survey document in the database for each user.  I wrote an agent to create an e-mail to send to each user, and the agent constructs a unique URL that the user can use to open the survey.  The survey is presented through a browser using an XPage.  The URL looks something like this:

http://www.acme.com/survey.nsf/survey.xsp?documentId=96B67539B52DE8CB88257ACB00792DBC&action=editDocument

Now, this particular application isn't the first time I have used this approach.  With the previous application it worked just fine.  This time, I couldn't load any of the field values that I wanted to display through the XPage, and drove myself a bit nuts trying to figure it out.  Lots of Google searches later I was still trying to figure it out.

This wiki page helped, both for the original solution and the fix to my problem: http://xpageswiki.com/web/youatnotes/wiki-xpages.nsf/dx/Work_with_URLs

Mixed with some of my other XPages resources I finally discovered the solution.  I needed to tell the XPage what documentID to open, in the properties of the XPage.  There is a handy way to do it too, by pulling the documentID out of the URL:

context.getUrlParameter("documentID");

Be sure to make the document id property computed by clicking the blue diamond before putting in the formula.

Now, I found references to the original approach that I used without mention of the additional step I had to take, so I'm not sure if a newer version of Domino made the change necessary or not.  Either way, I am very happy to have found the solution.

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Dec 12, 2012
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