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Expanding or modifying a Lotus Notes Domino application

Learn about an @Formula command that you can use to easily expand or modify your Lotus Notes Domino application.

We all have had a table of fields involving hide/when and a request to enlarge it or change a condition. This usually results in the frustrating method of clicking the "Field" properties box and updating the field names from _1, _2, which Notes appended on the name when it was copied from the table section. Next, perform this with the hide/when tab, Input translation function and the Input validation function.

Note: Use the @This function. If you're just emerging from a version of Lotus Notes Domino before R6 or haven't read R6 documentation, @This is for you. It can be helpful if you don't like updating hide/when fields, translation formulas and validation formulas.

Tutorial: Lotus Notes Domino application development best practices

 Home: Introduction
 Part 1: Improving Lotus Notes Domino application performance
 Part 2: Tweaking the Lotus Notes Domino application interface
 Part 3: Expanding or modifying a Lotus Notes Domino application

Paul Stockinger
Paul Stockinger is currently certified as an IBM Advanced Developer for Lotus Notes/Domino 6 and 7 and has designed Notes and Domino applications since 1997. He can be reached at

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