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Formula language button manages Deny Access list searches

Get details on how to create a button using Formula language code to search Deny Access lists from the toolbar of a Lotus Notes administrator client.

The Deny Access list is used to identify which Lotus Notes users do not have access to a Lotus Domino server. This can be set for individuals who left an organization or to deny access to one server while a Lotus Notes user moves to another domain or server.

Managing and updating user access lists can be frustrating. Recently, I have had to search my Deny Access lists more often. To assist with this, I created a toolbar button.

To begin, create a new smart icon button on the toolbar you use in your Notes Administrator client and paste the following code into the button.

Note: This code is just a slight modification of the "Find Group Member" action button that's available in the Domino Directory. The only change occurs on the "GroupSearch:=" line. The original code uses "[Canonicalize]", instead of "[Abbreviate]".

To use the button, follow these steps:

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  1. Open your Notes Administrator client.
  2. Select "Deny Access Groups" from the navigation pane.
  3. Click on the toolbar button.
  4. Enter the Notes common name exactly as you would when administering "Find Group Member" (e.g. "John Doe").
  5. This returns a list of all of groups containing the name that you have specified.

Toolbar button code to search Deny Access lists
(Click on code for enlarged view and script download.)

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