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Open a Notes Document in ScanEz from a Browser
   

ScanEz just keeps getting better and better. The latest gem added is that there's now support for URLs beginning with "scanez://". So you can launch it direct from the browser (or desktop shortcuts etc).

The major benefit of this - for me at least - is easier debugging. I use ScanEz day in and day out for all sorts of tasks. If you haven't tried it you really should. As I've said many times before I couldn't get by without it. Well, I could, but...

Debugging Web Documents

When working on a Domino web app I often need to take a look at all the fields stored on the document and this is where ScanEz comes in. To get to see a web document in ScanEz here's what I normally do:

  1. Copy the document's UNID from the URL.
  2. Tab to Notes and click on the database's icon in the workspace.
  3. Click the ScanEz toolbar icon.
  4. Press F6 to open the "Search by UNID" dialog.
  5. Paste in the UNID in question to open the document.

It works but takes time. Now that we have a scanez:// URL I can just add links to documents, like the one below:

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I added the link like this:

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The link in the above screenshot points to the following URL:

scanez://tyne/8025740000797E3D/0/4B4D390AE16FCDFB80257981003A00BD

Once clicked it opens ScanEz automagically to the document itself as below. Brilliant!

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Notice that I've selected the option to enable the scanez:// URL from the Tools menu!

Practical Use

To make practical use of this I'd probably hide a button like it in the footer of a database but either remove it before going live or (probably better) hide it using an [Developer] role and an isDeveloper field.

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