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Transferring Domino information to JavaScript

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Since JavaScript can't see temporary (Computed for Display) Domino fields as fields, it can be frustrating to pass information such as the current user or the new document status to a JS function. Using Computed fields clutters the document with unnecessary data unless the fields are deleted when saving.

The best workaround I have found is to use a hidden span tag containing Computed for Display fields as necessary. For example: <span id='info' style='visibility:hidden' userName='[Computed for Display field with the formula @UserName]' isNewDoc='[Computed for Display field with the formula @isNewDoc]'></span> Note: Format the line as Pass Thru HTML. As many attribute/field pairs can be added as needed.

The data can be simply accessed in JavaScript using the id of the span and the attribute, like this: 'alert(info.userName)' or 'if(info.isNewDoc == "1")...'

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