Tip

Updating A Field On All Children

The following code is a recursive subreoutine that will update a specific field
on all child documents from the parent. The paramenters passed are the parent
and the name of the field.
Sub UpdateChildrenItem(parent As NotesDocument, itemname As String)
Dim collection As NotesDocumentCollection
Dim child As NotesDocument
Dim parentitem As NotesItem
Dim childitem As NotesItem

On Error Resume Next

Set collection = parent.Responses
Set child = collection.GetFirstDocument
Set parentitem = parent.GetFirstItem(itemname)

While Not(child Is Nothing)
Set childitem = child.GetFirstItem(itemname)
If childitem.text <> parentitem.text Then
childitem.Values = parentitem.Values
Call child.Save(True,False)
End If

If child.Responses.Count > 0 Then Call UpdateChildrenItem(child,
itemname)

Set child = collection.GetNextDocument(child)
Wend

End Sub

This was first published in November 2000

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