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Two Undocumented R5 @Functions

Here are two undocumented R5 @functions. The first is the use of
the "[ChooseDatabase]" option for the @Prompt. The next undocumented @function
is the @Getmembers.
For the use of the "[ChooseDatabase]" option for the @Prompt. This parameter
will display the
same dialog box as when you select File | Database | Open. When the user
selects a database and clicks the OK button, this function will return a text
list with three members. The first is the server name, the second is the
filename, and the third is the database title. You could use this new @Prompt
to prompt the user for a Notes database and then open it in your formula code.

The next undocumented @function is the @Getmembers. This function gets a member
from a list. The first parameter is the list and the second is a number
corresponding to the position of the list member you want to get.

Paste the following code into a button:

x := @Prompt( [ChooseDatabase];"";"";"";"");
@If( @Elements( x) = 1; @Return(""); @Success);
server := @GetMembers( x; 1);
filename := @GetMembers( x; 2);
title := @GetMembers( x;3);
@Prompt([OK]; "Test @GetMembers"; server + @Char(13) + filename + @Char(13) +
title);
""

As with all undocumented features, use these with care. Lotus doesn't guarantee
that these features are fully tested and they may be removed from future
versions of Notes.

This was first published in November 2000

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