Open a specific frameset of a database in Lotus Notes

One of my main challenges in Lotus Notes has been trying to open a specific frameset of a database. Let's say you have your mail database and want three icons on the page for Mail, Calendar and To do. These all reside in your mail file. I wasn't able to find a way to do this via LotusScript or Formula language coding, so I devised a workaround.
  1. Create an image or text that you would open the Mail, Calendar, and To do framesets on.
  2. Create either a link hotspot or a default hotspot (for images).
  3. In the hotspot properties-> Hotspot Info tab -> Content section, click on the @ button. A window will appear.
  4. Set the value of Formula for kind of named element to Frameset.
  5. Next, set the value of Formula for database to <Server name>!!<Application path>.
  6. Set the value of Formula for name of named element to <Frameset name>.

The link you created will now open the frameset of the database.

Note: To make this more generic, in step five you could also write a formula to get the <Server name> or get it from a field on the document. The same can be done for <Application path>

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This was first published in June 2010

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