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= "<table...

border=1 width=100%><tr><td><b>Cell1<td>Cell2<tr><td>Cell3<td>Cel l4" '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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