Using Java IO to attach files to a Notes document

I had a recent application that needed to go to a certain directory on the server and import files into Notes documents.

I had a recent application that needed to go to a certain directory on the server and import files into Notes documents. Java has very powerful IO features, so I opted for a Java agent. The code below imports both the Lotus.Notes package and the Java.IO package. The IO package contains a class called File. This class has several powerful methods and properties far beyond what I have used. See the Javadoc:

Javadoc

import lotus.domino.*;
import java.io.*;

public class ImportDocuments extends AgentBase{
Session s;
AgentContext ac;
Database db;

	public void NotesMain() {

		try {
			s = getSession();
			ac = s.getAgentContext();
			db = ac.getCurrentDatabase();
			AnalyzeFiles();			
        	                          
		} catch(Exception e) {
			e.printStackTrace();
		}
}
	public void AnalyzeFiles(){
		
		try{
			String curDir = "C:\\ftptemp";
        		File dir = new File(curDir);
        		String[] mylist = dir.list(); //creates an array of 
file names in the directory specified by curDir for (int i=0; i<mylist.length; ++i){ CreateNotesDocs(mylist, i, curDir); } } catch(Exception e){ e.printStackTrace(); } } public void CreateNotesDocs(String[] mylist, int i,
String curDir){ try{ Document doc = db.createDocument(); doc.replaceItemValue("docname", mylist[i]); RichTextItem body = doc.createRichTextItem("body"); body.embedObject(EmbeddedObject.EMBED_ATTACHMENT, null, curDir + "\"
+ mylist[i], null); doc.computeWithForm(true,false); doc.save(true,true); } catch(Exception e){ e.printStackTrace(); } } }
This was first published in March 2002

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