This method usually requires the end user to click on the doclink, navigate to the attachment and open it from the database. I decided to eliminate the doclink portion from the email and provide users with a button to open the attachment. This can save time and space, and even increase productivity.
To accomplish this, you'll need:
- Two forms
- LotusScript code embedded in a button, which will be placed in the email
Next, follow these simple steps:
- Create or use an existing Lotus Notes database that allows you to store attachments in a form. For example, I created a rich-text field called "body" on a Help form.
- Create the second form, which I called "faLaunchAttachment" in my code with a single rich-text field on it. This field was called "launch_attachment."
- Click on the form properties. The third tab has an auto-launch field. Select "First Attachment."
- Create and save the document in your Notes database with an attachment inserted into the "body" field. Next, create a LotusScript hotspot button and insert the code provided below.
The code in this tip will only launch the first attachment. If the document has more than one attachment, users won't be able to access those.
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