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Formula question

Formula question

Formula question

Can someone break down this formula and tell me exactly what it means?  Thanks in advance.

@DbLookup("" : "NoCache"; @Subset(@DbName;1):"Corpapps\\Procpro.nsf"; "Categories"; category; "category1value")

RE: Formula question

@DbLookup("" : "NoCache"; @Subset(@DbName;1):"Corpapps\\Procpro.nsf";
                    "Categories"; category; "category1value")

@DbLookup( Class : "NoCache" ; Server  : Database  ; View  ; Keyword  ; Field name )

Class: Which type of DB is it? "" or "Notes" means a Notes DB
No Cache means "always get the newest information, I don't want any old stuff" - means that it takes a bit linger to get the information, but useful if you keep having to pull the info as it changes quite often.

@subset(List to be searched through;Number of values to be handed back) - don't quite understand why this is being used here, seems a bit OTT, being as:

@DbName: gives the name of the server on which the active DB is saved and the @subset function has a list of one and has to give back one value out of that list

The next bits should be understandable, although it looks wierd, having the keyword without any quotation marks.

Hope this helps,

Berlin, Germany

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