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Keep the original Universal ID when copying a Lotus Notes document

Use this LotusScript code to keep the original Universal ID when copying a Lotus Notes document with the NotesDocument class.

If you use the copy method of the NotesDocument class, you typically receive a new and different Universal ID for the new Lotus Notes document. The LotusScript code below allows you to keep the original Universal ID.

Function NoteCopy2DBWithSameUNID 
(noteToCopy As NotesDocument, 
DbDest As NotesDatabase)
Dim noteDest As NotesDocument
Set noteDest = DBDest.CreateDocument
noteDest.UniversalID = 
Call noteToCopy.CopyAllItems(noteDest)
Call noteDest.Save(True,True) 
End Function

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