A Formula language for Lotus Notes introduction -- 7 tips in 7 minutes

Excerpted from the book Lotus Notes Developer's Toolbox, by Mark Elliott, this tutorial will introduce you to Formula language for Lotus Notes. From working with Formula keywords to using Formula operators, functions and commands, you'll learn everything you need to know to start scripting with Formula language in Lotus Notes.

1253308Excerpted from Lotus Notes Developer's Toolbox, by Mark Elliott, this tutorial will introduce you to Lotus Formula Language. Formula language is a scripting language for Lotus Notes. It is often referred to as @Formula, since so many of the language elements begin with the @ character … but we don't want to give away too much yet.

By the end of this tutorial, you will have learned:

  • What Formula language is
  • What @Functions are
  • What @Commands are
  • The basic syntax structure
  • How to assign values to variables
  • How to construct multi-line formulas
  • How to use formulas to calculate a field value
  • Frequently used @Functions
  • Frequently used @Commands

Whether you're just getting your feet wet with Formula language, or you're a seasoned veteran looking for a refresher course, this tutorial will teach you everything you need to know to start scripting with Formula language in Lotus Notes.


A Formula language for Lotus Notes introduction

 Home: Introduction
 Tip 1: What is Lotus Formula Language?
 Tip 2: Working with variables in Formula language for Lotus Notes
 Tip 3: Lotus Notes Formula language keywords
 Tip 4: Working with operators in Formula language for Lotus Notes
 Tip 5: Lotus Notes Formula language general syntax rules
 Tip 6: What are Lotus Notes Formula language functions and commands?
 Tip 7: Working with text strings in Formula language for Lotus Notes

 

An Introduction to Formula Language   This chapter excerpt from Lotus Notes Developer's Toolbox, by Mark Elliott, is printed with permission from IBM Publishing, Copyright 2006.

Click here for the chapter download or  purchase the book here.

 
This was first published in March 2007

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