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ability to enter simple arithmetical formula in numeric field

in a numeric field, in input mode, having the possibility to enter for example 5+7+3.45+8.99 and have Notes natively compute the value would be very handy and make numbers input much faster

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  • Feb 5 2020
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  • Guest commented
    6 Feb, 2020 07:43am

    Is this for the Notes client or in Xpages? Your idea is listed in "Domino Designer & XPages & App Dev"

     

    If you mean the Notes this functionality already exists...

    You can run any kind of formula -- including those arithmetical operations in any field beside richtext fields.

     

    If you press Shift-F9 the expression you entered will be evaluated. This works for all type of formulas.

     

    This feature is in Notes for a very long time, but I guess not well documented.

    I am using it all the time and it is very helpful.

     

    For example @ConfigFile gives you the path to the current notes.ini

    For calculations I am using it all the time as well.

     

    [ Daniel Nashed / http://blog.nashcom.de ]

  • Guest commented
    5 Feb, 2020 11:12am

    Should work in Notes Client by pressing SHIFT+F9 when field has focus