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Programmatically copy and hide attachments in Lotus Notes rich-text fields

Web Development expert Jens Bruntt offers suggestions on how to programmatically copy and hide attachments in Lotus Notes rich-text fields.

I have a tabbed table on my Lotus Notes form and it uses two rich-text fields. During document flowing, I need to copy the attachment from one rich-text field to another. I also want to hide the first attachment and make the second visible. Is it possible to programmatically copy and hide attachments in Lotus Notes rich-text fields?

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I have a feeling that we are dealing with a Lotus Notes client application here. In such an environment, I find it difficult to do what you want to do out of the box.

You could use the Midas Rich Text add-on for Lotus Notes Domino (made by geniisoft.com -- and is highly recommended). I am sure Midas would make it possible to hide rich-text programmatically for you. I would suggest it especially if the attachment has to be in the Lotus Notes rich-text field.

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To programmatically hide and/or show an attachment in a Lotus Notes rich-text field, you need only place the rich-text field in a "Section," with a hide-when formula. That's it! No third party add-on is required.

—James B.

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Related information from SearchDomino.com:

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  • Expert Advice: Hide attachments from certain Lotus Notes users
  • Reference Center: Web Development for Lotus Notes Domino
  • This was last published in August 2007

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