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Using @ThisName to write portable code

In Domino R6, the @ThisName function returns the field name and is very useful in writing portable code.

Editor's Note:
This tip only works for ND6.

You may use this function extensively to eliminate the hard coding of field names. It is especially useful when you have a lot of fields. and each time you have to write the field name in several sections of the field design areas.

In addition, you may write your codes as a context, so that you may use it whenever you need it regardless of the need to re-assign the field name.
For example, you may use it to trim the value in the input translation section like (@Trim(@GetField(@ThisName)) or, for a multi-value field, @Unique((@Trim(@GetField(@ThisName))).

You may also use it in the def value and validation sections and a lot of aspects of field value processing.

Note: In this context I tested the function (@GetField) in a multi-value field and I found it working well, but not as documented (that is, it returns only the first value).

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