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Hi guys,
I am having difficulties to get the searchFormula$ right. I need to find a COLLECTION of documents using db.Search where the FORM is called CM and field on the form is called TheMeasurement should equal TEST1

Can anybody help, Thanks

RE: db.Search


There is a better way than db.search to collect documents in a database.  I have had problems with inaccurate results and have been told that it is common.  Here is a better way to gather your documents.

Dim session As New NotesSession
Dim db As NotesDatabase
Dim view As NotesView
Dim Collection As NotesDocumentCollection
Dim doc As NotesDocument, oldDoc As NotesDocument

Set db = Session.currentdatabase
'create a hidden view name = Measurement or FormView
'first column = TheMeasurement or Form
'sort first column
Set view = db.getview("Measurement") 'or FormView

'value needs to be "CM" if you did a FormView, if you did the measurement view then it would be "Test1"

Set collection = trialview.GetAllDocumentsByKey(value)

'If you then need to step through the collection to find
'other documents that match a different criteria then:

If collection.count > 0 Then
  Set doc = collection.GetFirstDocument
  Do While Not doc Is Nothing
    Set item = doc.GetFirstItem("EventStartTime")
    requesttime = Format(item.text, "HH:MM AM/PM")
    If requesttime <= checktime Then
      amcount = amcount + 1
    Elseif requesttime > checktime Then
      pmcount = pmcount + 1
    End If
    Set olddoc = doc
    Set doc = collection.getnextdocument(olddoc)
    Delete olddoc
End If

This looks at a collection of documents.  As long as the documentcollection isn't empty it will continue the loop.  I have gathered all the documents where the date matches my criteria.  Then I assign the value of the EventStartTime to a variable and check to see if I need to increment my AMcount or my PMcount depending on the time.  Then I assign the document to olddoc, assign the next document in the collection to doc and delete olddoc (the one I just counted) from the collection (which is how the collection eventually gets emptied!).


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RE: db.Search

THANKS Leslie, this looks quite helpful to me

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