Harkpabst Meliantrop commented on Nov 25, 2015

Re: Using View Column Programmatic Names

I am completely shocked. I'm programming in Notes since 1999. This is 2015 and I never knew about using the FIELD keyword in view formulas. So cool and simple and useful and elegant.

Axel Neuhaus Itartis AG commented on Oct 14, 2009

Bonus Capability does not work in 8.5.1

Thanks Andre for your good article! I tried out the 'Make a response in view selection formula capability', but it does not work in 8.5.1. At least if you are using main documents that by default have NO $Ref field at all. So 'setting' the $Ref field does not work, did someone successfully 'change' an existing $Ref field yet?

Greetings from Switzerland


Andrew M Brew commented on Sep 20, 2009

A new thing!

Thanks, Andre.

I didn't know about using the FIELD keyword in this context. That will be really useful. And as for the on-the-fly response references, WOW!

Tommy Valand commented on Sep 18, 2009

Great writeup!

Never knew that the columns "know" about each other.

Ernie Mercer commented on Sep 17, 2009

I've used the 'bonus capability'

Funny enough, for a recent project I discovered and used the ability to call the MakeResponse method and re-assign the $Ref to other fields. I was pleasantly surprised.

Michael Malewicki commented on Sep 17, 2009

NotesSQL also uses the view column programmatic names

When accessing the view columns via ODBC, the view column programmatic names are the only reference available. To avoid confusion (what does $14 refer to?), I change the programmatic names to something more familiar (oh, CommonUserName).

Michelle L Snow commented on Sep 17, 2009

Perplexing isn't the word I would use re: issue #1

Re: issue #1 - I think I invented a few swear words when I finally figured out what was going on. If only this had been so well documented about 18 months ago. :-)

Thanks for the write up, this is great! I appreciate all the info you share, good stuff.

Tushar Joshi commented on Sep 17, 2009

I have never utilized this option

Thanks for putting up this article. This is new information for me and I very much liked @DbLookup usage feature