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Use DXL utilities for advanced replication settings in Notes

Learn how you can build a note collection and use DXL utilities and LotusScript to set advanced replication settings.

How can I use LotusScript to automatically adjust advanced replication settings that activate when Lotus Notes users click on a button in an email?
LotusScript hasn't been exposed to advanced replication settings. In theory, you should be able to do this using the Domino Extensible Language (DXL) utilities. You can use DXLexporter to write the required settings to a file and modify the file (either manually or programmatically, depending on your needs). Next, you would use DXLImporter to load the results into the target database. DXLexporter and DXLimporter, but one thing that isn't immediately obvious is that you must also build a NoteCollection. A NoteCollection lets you specify what to export, so you can set "SelectReplicationFormulas," "SelectAllAdminNotes," or "SelectionFormula" to specify the exact settings that you want to use. To build such a note collection and export it to DXL, use a command similar to:
  Dim session As New NotesSession
  Dim db As NotesDatabase
  Set db = session.CurrentDatabase
  Dim stream As NotesStream
  Set stream = session.CreateStream

  Dim filename as string
 Filename = "C:\"+db.title+".dxl"
  If stream.Open(filename) Then
  Dim nc As NotesNoteCollection
Set nc = db.CreateNoteCollection(False)
nc.SelectReplicationFormulas = True
Call nc.BuildCollection
 
  Dim exporter As NotesDXLExporter
Set exporter = session.CreateDXLExporter(nc, stream)
Call exporter.Process
  End If

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  • This was last published in February 2008

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