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Customizing 'No Documents Found' message without JavaScript

This tip shows you how to use a WebQueryOpen agent to see how many documents there are in a view and then pass that value back to the $$ViewTemplateDefault form.

You can use a WebQueryOpen agent to see how many documents there are in a view and then pass that value back to the $$ViewTemplateDefault form. Here is how:

  1. Create your $$ViewTemplateDefault form and add a hidden text field called "DocCount."

  2. Add the $ViewBody or embedded view and hide it if DocCount="0"; below that add your custom message. Select that text (computed text or computed for display field) and hide it when DocCount!="0".

  3. In the WebQueryOpen event of this form add the following:
  4. Save the form and create the GetEntries agent.

    GetEntries agent properties:
    Trigger = On Event
    Runtime = Agent List Selection
    Target = None


Sub Initialize
 On Error Goto err_trap
 Dim s As New NotesSession
 Dim context As NotesDocument
 Set context = s.DocumentContext
 Dim db As NotesDatabase
 Set db = context.ParentDatabase
 vnm$ = context.ViewAlias(0)
 Dim view As NotesView
 Set view = db.GetView(vnm$)
 Dim vec As NotesViewEntryCollection
 Set vec = view.AllEntries
 context.DocCount = Cstr(vec.Count)
 If Not (Err = 0) Then
  Print "Error " & Cstr(Err) & " at line " 
& Cstr(Erl) & ": " & Error$
  Exit Sub
 End If
End Sub

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