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Create Notes Table By Using Script

In Notes Client, I know many of us always want to create a dynamic Notes table
by using Lotus Script. But Lotus Script does not have any command to create a
Notes table. Yet, here is a work around! But it only works on R5.
1. Create a rich text field in the form
2. In the Post Open event, put the following script:

Dim sess As New NotesSession
Dim fileNum As Integer
Dim strFilePath As String

'use HTML to build the table
strHTML= "&LTtable border=1
width=100%>&LTtr>&LTtd>&LTb>Cell1</b></td>&LTtd>Cell2</td></tr>&LTtr>&LTtd>Cell3</td>&LTtd>Cel
l4</td></tr></table>"

'define a new unique HTML file name and file path
strFilePath = "C:\Temp\" + sess.CommonUserName +Cstr(Format(Now,
"yyyymmddhhmmss")) + ".html"


'Create File based on the file path and name above
fileNum% = Freefile()
Open strFilePath For Output As filenum%

'print the HTML to the HTML File
Print #fileNum, strHTML

'close the file
Close #fileNum

'import the file as HTML to the current form, and Notes R5 will automatically
convert HTML to Notes format, including table.
Call source.import("HTML", strFilePath)

'remove the HTML file that you just created.
Kill strFilePath

So, now when you open the form, the HTML will be attached to the rich text
field in Notes format.

This was first published in November 2000

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