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Top 10 Lotus Notes/Domino coding and development tips of 2008

The results are in. We've compiled our most-viewed Lotus Notes/Domino coding and development tips of 2008. Read about how to use LotusScript to sort a document selection, how to programmatically replace the
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design of a Lotus Notes database, how to clear a local cache using LotusScript and seven other popular tips. Read this collection and you'll understand why these development tips kept our readers' attention throughout the year.

TOP 10 DEVELOPMENT TIPS OF 2008------

#1. LotusScript sorts a Lotus Notes document collection
This LotusScript code shows how to sort a Lotus Notes document collection in ascending order using a specified field (text/date/number) as the key. The code is customizable, so you can easily change it to meet your needs.

#2. Mimic Lotus Notes Domino application functionality on the Web
Creating Lotus Notes applications that perform the same on the Web can be tricky. Domino developers can easily do so using this JavaScript and HTML.

#3. Export Lotus Notes views to a Microsoft Excel database
Exporting data from Lotus Notes views into Microsoft Excel can be simple. Learn how, using a LotusScript agent, a shared action and HTML table formatting.

#4. How to use LotusScript to modify a Lotus Notes view selection
If you've been looking for a way to use parameters to limit a Lotus Notes view selection, you're in luck. This tip gives the LotusScript and a few examples to help you.

#5. Programmatically replace the design of Lotus Notes databases
Trying to programmatically replace the design of several Lotus Notes databases, but can't find an out-of-the box solution? This LotusScript code can help.

#6. How to execute a stored procedure in Lotus Notes Domino using Java
Discover an example of a stored procedure for Lotus Notes Domino written in Java that returns a Job Number value, which is then used in an executed SQL statement.

#7. Display Lotus Notes user group membership details in a tree view
Determining which groups a Lotus Notes user belongs to is important, but difficult if you don't have access to the proper databases. This tip explains how to display a tree view of the groups and nested groups to which a user belongs with just the click of a button.

#8. Setting up return receipts for LotusScript-generated Lotus Notes email
Discover how to implement the Lotus Notes return receipt feature for LotusScript-generated email messages.

#9. Display a custom message box using a LotusScript-generated button
Use this LotusScript code to create a button featuring a customized message box that appears automatically after running a Lotus Notes application.

#10. How to clear a Lotus Notes local cache with LotusScript
If you tend to update the design of your Lotus Notes database frequently, embed this LotusScript code in a button. The button lets users clean their local caches without deleting the cache.ndk file. This tip works with Lotus Notes versions 6.x through 8.x.


This was first published in January 2009

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