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Nov 28, 2017, 8:36 AM
13 Posts
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@ExpandNameList may not return all members

  • Category: Domino Designer
  • Platform: All Platforms
  • Release: 9.0.1
  • Role: Developer
  • Tags: @ExpandNameList Formula
  • Replies: 0

We maintain a separate directory with information that helps me determine if someone belongs in a group. I use @ExpandNameList to grab all the members of a particular group to make my comparisons. I ran into an issue where it was saying that someone belonged in a group, but placing them in that group resulted in them still being flagged as needing to be in the group. For example, the group's members:

Suzie P/MyDept/MyCompany 

Bill Nobody/MyDept/MyCompany

The routine came back saying that Suzie Q/MyDept/MyCompany should belong in this group so I changed the group to have members:

Suzie P/MyDept/MyCompany 

Suzie Q/MyDept/MyCompany 

Bill Nobody/MyDept/MyCompany

Still said that Suzie Q should be in there. The issue was that Suzie Q got married and her name changed to Suzie P. Despite having both names in her address book entry, @ExpandNameList will only return Valid *current* names. Her name needed to be changed in our locally maintained directory.

I now have newfound respect for this undocumented function.


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