We've all been waiting for it, but it has yet to be delivered – the ability to update a rich text field and displaying the changes to a user without having to save, close and reopen the form.
Currently, if you have a document locking enabled for the database, the traditional method of closing and reopening works. But, if you make a change to the document afterward and try to save it, a save conflict is generated. To get around this, you have to save and close the form, and create a new document to display to the user.
'Set db, doc & uidoc and update richtext field.......... 'Display updates for user: Dim newUIDoc As NotesUIDocument Dim newDoc As NotesDocument Dim oldDoc As NotesDocument 'cannot delete doc from the ui 'Save Original Document: docID$ = doc.UniversalID doc.SaveOptions = "0" 'so users are not prompted to save changes Call doc.Save( True, False ) 'Create New Document (can't just open, a conflict occurs due to doclocking feature in LN): Set newDoc = New NotesDocument( db ) Call doc.CopyAllItems( newDoc, True ) Call uidoc.Close( True ) Call newDoc.RemoveItem( "SaveOptions" ) Call newDoc.Save( True, False ) Set newUIDoc = workspace.EditDocument( True, newDoc ) Delete doc Set oldDoc = db.GetDocumentByUNID( docID$ ) Call oldDoc.Remove(True)
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