How do I set a value in a field that resides in a different Lotus Notes database?
To set a field on a document in another Lotus Notes database, you must create LotusScript or Java code for that specific Lotus Notes database object. Ideally, the code will locate the Lotus Notes document -- using a view lookup, full-text search, or by the Unique Notes Identification Number (UNID) -- and then update its value on that Lotus Notes document. Remember to save the Lotus Notes document after updating the field, or the changes will not be saved.
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Your code should look something like this:
Dim session As New NotesSession Dim dbTarget As NotesDatabase Dim docTarget As NotesDocument Set dbTarget = session.GetDatabase ("Server", "filename.nsf") If (dbTarget.IsOpen) Then Set docTarget = dbTarget.GetDocumentByUNID ("document UNID") If Not (docTarget Is Nothing) Then Call docTarget.ReplaceItemValue ("field_name", "new_value") Call docTarget.Save (True, False) End If End If
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