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How To Attach File With Ls So That It Is Seen Immediately

When we use NotesRichTextItem class and EmbedObject method, we can have a
problem that attachment icon is seen only after we reopen the document. This
code provides solution or better workaround, so that icon is seen
immediately.

Basiclly the idea is in saving, closing and opening NotesUIDocument object with
Script so that visual changes are seen and Save conflict is avoided.

If RT field specified in FieldName is not found, than new RT item is created
and file will be attached at the bottom of the document.
'doc, uidoc, and workspace have to be set

Dim rtitem As NotesRichTextItem
Dim object As NotesEmbeddedObject
Dim FieldName, FileName As String

FieldName = "YourRTField" 'RT field where we want to attach file
FileName = "YourFileName" 'path to the file

If Trim$(FieldName) <> "" Then
If doc.HasItem(FieldName) Then
Set rtitem = doc.GetFirstItem( FieldName )
If Not ( rtitem.Type = RICHTEXT ) Then
'write some message that field is not RT
Exit Sub
End If
Else
Set rtitem = New NotesRichTextItem ( doc, FieldName )
End If
Else
Exit Sub
' exit because fieldname is "" and rtitem is not set
End If

Set object = rtitem.EmbedObject ( EMBED_ATTACHMENT, "", filename, "YourName" )

'here is the code that is important for solving the problem

Call doc.Save (True, True)
doc.SaveOptions = "0"
Call uidoc.Close
Call workspace.EditDocument( True, doc )
Set doc = Nothing
Set uidoc = workspace.CurrentDocument
Set doc = uidoc.Document
doc.SaveOptions = "1"
Call doc.Save (True, True)

This was first published in November 2000

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