Generate an automatic view from forms

This script searches forms in a design database and creates one view for each form within all fields.

This script searches forms in a design database and creates one view for each form within all fields. I have coded that script because I always a need a standard view for forms. Before coming up with this script, I had to create the views one by one. Now I can do that with one click.

Sub Initialize
 Dim s As New NotesSession
 Dim w As New NotesUIWorkspace
 Dim db As NotesDatabase
 Dim frm As NotesForm
 Dim vw As NotesView
 Dim frmName As String
 Dim c As NotesViewColumn
 Redim frmNames(0) As String
 
 Set db=s.CurrentDatabase
 i=0
 frmNames(i)=""
 Forall x In db.Forms
  i=i+1
  Redim Preserve frmNames(i) As String
  frmNames(i)=x.name
 End Forall
 
 frmName=""
 frmName=w.Prompt(PROMPT_OKCANCELLIST, 
"Select a Database", 
"Select a database to open.", "",frmNames)
 Set vw=db.CreateView(frmName,
{SELECT FORM = "}+frmName+{"})
 
 '-----------------------------------------------
 ' Elimination of automatically created columns
 '-----------------------------------------------
 i=0
 Forall columna In vw.Columns
  i=i+1
 End Forall
 For j=1 To i
  vw.RemoveColumn 
 Next
 
 Set frm=db.GetForm(frmName)
 Forall f In frm.Fields
  If frm.GetFieldType(f)<&gt1 Then 
   Set c=vw.CreateColumn(,f,f)
   Print frm.GetFieldType(f)
   Select Case frm.GetFieldType(f)
   Case AUTHORS,NAMES,READERS,1281
    a$={@name([Abbreviate];}+c.Formula+{)}
    c.Formula=a$
   Case DATETIMES,1024
    c.TimeDateFmt=0    
    c.DateFmt=6
    
   Case NUMBERS,768
    c.NumberAttrib=2
   End Select
   '-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------
   ' Special cases of columns of type 
names non-detected by GetFieldType
   '---------------------------------
-------------------------------------
   If Left$ ( f , 2 )="us" Then
    a$={@name([Abbreviate];}+c.Formula+{)}
    c.Formula=a$
   End If
   c.FontFace="Arial"
   c.HeaderFontFace="Arial"
   c.FontPointSize=9
   c.HeaderFontPointSize=9
   c.FontStyle=0
   c.HeaderFontStyle=0
  End If
 End Forall
End Sub

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