Converting Lotus Notes views to XML documents using JavaScript

To convert Lotus Notes views to XML, you can use the ReadViewEntries command. This tip gives another method -- parsing XML content using JavaScript.

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The Lotus Notes 6.5.4 viewname?ReadViewEntries command allows you to convert Lotus Notes views into XML documents; but I wanted to use JavaScript instead.

To accomplish this, I parsed the XML content to display as HTML, without using the Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) or Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformation (XSLT) methods when opening a Web page.

Using this JavaScript code and method, a sample URL would look like this:

http://hostname/path/db.nsf/viewName?ReadViewEntries.

Note: I took a view named "Keywords" from two columns ("Keyword" and "Values").

JavaScript to convert Lotus Notes views to XML
(Click on code for enlarged view and script download.)

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This was first published in September 2008

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