Skip to main content
Information Mgmt
New to Lotus
How to buy
Live demos
Technical library
Forums & community
Java™ technology
Open source
SOA and Web services
Web development
My developerWorks
About dW
Submit content

developerWorks  >  Lotus  >  Forums & community  >  Notes/Domino 4 and 5 Forum

Notes/Domino 4 and 5 Forum



RE: template management
Kevin Pettitt 7.Nov.02 05:00 PM a Web browser
Domino Designer -- Other 5.0.11 Windows NT

There is a much simpler way that might do the trick for you.

First of all, you should have a development environment/server completely separate from the production server. Even if you have to use an old PC as the Dev Server, this is VERY important.

On the dev server, you can have a COPY of the database where you do all your development. This database can be a template if you want, and you would then refresh another database on the dev server which would actually have data in it that you could use to test functionality, etc. It might be easier, however, to simply have one database on the dev server that is both your primary coding environment AND testing environment. Note that NONE of the databases on the dev server are REPLICAs of the production database, so that we can't inadvertantly change the prod db before it's time.

Ideally, you would also have yet another environment set up for UAT (User Acceptance Testing), but let's set that aside for now.

When you are ready to move your changes into production, you would refresh the production TEMPLATE (not the actual production database) from the Dev database that you've been coding.

It's up to you, but often times its not a good idea to update the design of an active production database during the day, since user's may experience odd behavior. Because the production template from which the production database inherits has been refreshed, the new design will be automatically refreshed overnight by the server. Users would come in the next morning to see all the changes. Of course, if you want to refresh the prod db during the day, you can do that too, keeping in mind the potential consequences.

Hope this helps.


template management (Chris Byrom 7.Nov.02)
. . RE: template management (Kevin Pettitt 7.Nov.02)
. . . . RE: template management (Chris Byrom 7.Nov.02)
. . . . . . RE: template management (Kevin Pettitt 11.Nov.02)
. . . . . . . . RE: template management (Chris Byrom 11.Nov.02)

  Document options
Print this pagePrint this page

 Search this forum

  Forum views and search
Date (threaded)
Date (flat)
With excerpt
Advanced search

 RSS feedsRSS
All forum posts RSS
All main topics RSS
More Lotus RSS feeds

Forum use and etiquette
Native Notes Access
Web site Feedback

  Lotus Support
Lotus Support
Product support pages index
Search knowledge base (Technotes)
Search support downloads
Lotus Support RSS

IBM Composite Applications
IBM Mashup Center
IBM Connections
IBM Docs
IBM Forms
IBM Mobile Connect
IBM Sametime
IBM SmartCloud for Social Business
IBM Web Experience Factory
Lotus Domino
Lotus Domino Designer
Lotus Expeditor
Lotus Foundations
Lotus iNotes
Lotus Instructor Community Courseware
Lotus Notes
Lotus Notes & Domino Application Development
Lotus Notes Traveler
Lotus Protector
Lotus Quickr
Lotus Symphony
IBM Web Content Manager
WebSphere Portal

 Lotus Forums
Notes/Domino 9.0
Notes/Domino 8.5 + Traveler
Notes/Domino XPages development forum
Notes/Domino 8
Notes/Domino 6 and 7
Notes/Domino 4 and 5
IBM Connections
IBM Forms
IBM Mobile Connect
IBM Sametime
IBM SmartCloud Notes
IBM SmartCloud Meetings
IBM Web Content Manager
Lotus Domino Document Manager
Lotus e-learning
Lotus Enterprise Integration
Lotus Expeditor
Lotus Protector
Lotus Quickr
Lotus SmartSuite
Lotus Symphony
Lotus Symphony Developer Toolkit Support
Lotus Workflow