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If document doesn't exist!

If document doesn't exist!

If document doesn't exist!

(OP)
Hello all,

I am trying to write a LotusScript that will:
1.  Look in the database to see if a document exists by checking a field for a value (Collected by a inputbox)
2.  if the document exists - exit the sub
3.  if there is NO Document - continue.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

la

RE: If document doesn't exist!

I think You need something like this:

Dim searchstring$
Dim coll As Notesdocumentcollection
Dim session As New Notessession
Dim db As Notesdatabase
' suppose your db is the current db
Set db=session.Currentdatabase
searchstring$=Inputbox(" ... ' You know this function
' Trimming extra spaces
searchstring$=Trim$(searchstring$)
If Not searchstring$="" Then
    Set coll=db.Search(|fieldname="|+searchstring+|"|,0)
    If coll.Count>0 Then
        ' ...continue here
    End If
Else
    Msgbox "Interrupted by user!"
End If

Remember: db.Search can be too slow for your need, create a sorted view on field fieldname and populate the collection with:

    Set coll=view.getalldocumentsbykey(searchstring$,True)

where view is a Notesview object created by:
    Set view=db.Getview("viewname")

the last boolean param can be set to False if you don't need an exact match.

If you are looking for a single document try to use Getdocumentbykey, in this case you don't need a document collection saving resources.

Hope will be helpful.

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