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Fail-safe rich-text validation using LotusScript

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of various tricks and code to run mandatory checks for rich-text items. Unfortunately, none of these methods are foolproof, and most fail for one reason or another. For example, a check might fail due to pasted images or when a Lotus Notes user enters a new line character.

The following LotusScript code addresses similar limitations and can be used as a no-fail method for rich-text validations. The following items are assumed to be valid input for the rich-text fields. You can modify the LotusScript code according to your set of valid inputs.

  • Non-white-space characters
  • Pasted images
  • Attachments
  • OLE objects
  • Doclinks
  • Tables
  • Sections
  • Buttons

LotusScript for rich-text validations
(Click on code for enlarged view and script download.)

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This was first published in May 2008

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