Troubleshoot agents by displaying LotusScript variables online

If your Web users are triggering agents, you may want to find out what's going on. Apply this LotusScript to display and easily troubleshoot triggered agent variables. Learn all the steps.

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The ability to view LotusScript agent variables in real time on the Web can help Lotus Notes/Domino developers troubleshoot triggered agents.

First, you'll want to show the variables and execution details with this LotusScript command:

Call varshow(variableName)

This line will run a subroutine called "varshow":

Sub varshow(fieldval As String)
Print |<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">|
Print |alert('| & fieldval & |');|
Print |</SCRIPT>| 
End Sub

Note: The LotusScript print command creates a single line of HTML. These code lines create an HTML page that includes one JavaScript pop-up 'alert.' The final result is very similar to the msgbox("...").

Finally, use this subroutine to display the status:

if backenddoc is Nothing then
varshow("Doc was not found")
End if

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This was first published in July 2009

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