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Rebuilding views using a scheduled Lotus Domino agent

This code from SearchDomino.com member Huzefa Amar Haider will rebuild views using a scheduled Lotus Domino agent, which is helpful when using @TextToNumber(today) in a view's column formula.

This code will show how to rebuild views using a scheduled Lotus Domino agent. This is helpful when we use @TextToNumber(today) in a view's column formula when the view requires a rebuild every day , and refreshing the view will not serve the purpose or reflect the correct value.

Sub Initialize
Dim session As New NotesSession
Dim db As NotesDatabase
Dim view As NotesView
Dim col As NotesViewColumn
Dim i As Integer
Dim RView As String
  
On Error Resume Next
Set db = session.CurrentDatabase
 
' List of views which u wants to rebuild
Dim Rviews() As String
Redim Rviews(0 To 2) 
Rviews(0)=("ABC")
Rviews(1)=("EFG")
Rviews(2)=("XYZ")
  
 
' a temporary change in design of views needs to be made in order to rebuild a view 
' we are doing it by adding a temporary Column  and deleting it back.
i=0 
While i<=Ubound(Rviews)
Set view = db.GetView(Rviews(i))
Set col = view.CreateColumn(view.ColumnCount + 1, "Test","OrderNo")
Call view.Refresh
Set col = view.Columns(view.ColumnCount - 1)
Call view.RemoveColumn(view.ColumnCount)
Call view.Refresh
Print "View -" & i
i=i+1
Wend
 
End Sub

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