Get database by title

Get a handle to any database anywhere in your Notes environment. This code works by getting the database details from the Catalog, which is assumed to be in the root of the server and will not move.

Function GetDatabaseByTitle 
( dbtitle As String) As NotesDatabase
 Dim session As New NotesSession
 Dim db As NotesDatabase
 Set db = session.CurrentDatabase
 Dim targetdb As New NotesDatabase ("","")
 Dim catalog As NotesDatabase
 Set catalog = session.GetDatabase
( db.Server, "catalog.nsf")
 Set configview = catalog.GetView 
 Set configdoc = configview.
GetDocumentByKey (dbtitle)
 Set targetdb = session.GetDatabase
( configdoc.server(0),
configdoc.Pathname(0) )
 If targetdb Is Nothing Then
  Messagebox dbTitle & " Not Found"
  Set GetDatabaseByTitle = targetdb
  Messagebox targetdb.Title
 End If
End Function

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This was first published in July 2004

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