What's the best way to identify duplicate documents in the working group documents database? The documents arrive in many ways, including forwarded, pasted and created.
I think the real issue is what you consider to be duplicate documents. Let's say, for example, that three different people see one article they think might be of interest to colleagues, and decide to add it to the database.
So, although you end up with three documents that might be considered duplicates, there's no easy way to programmatically determine that they are, in fact, duplicates.
If your situation is a little less free form than this example scenario, you might be able to create a view that sorts documents on a combination of fields and data that, when combined, might constitute duplicate documents. If this is the case, you can then create an agent to process each document in the view, compare it to the previous document's combined data and mark it as a possible duplicate.
Do you have comments on this Ask the Expert question and response? Let us know.
Dig Deeper on Lotus Notes Domino Application Development
Related Q&A from Brian Mahoney
Find out what types of calculations can be computed for a column in a Lotus Notes view and the best way to go about it with this expert response. Continue Reading
Find out why you can't use Formula language to include a doclink to a specific Lotus Notes view or database and need to use LotusScript instead. Continue Reading
Discover the reasons behind a Notes/Domino admistrator having trouble with disabled options in the "customize this view" section of his Lotus Notes ... Continue Reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.