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Add formulas @DocAuthorFields and @DocReaderFields

In our applications, we have lookup view column formulas like this to read a document's write access on the view level without the need to open the documents:


_authorfields:=@Trim(@Transform(

@DocFields; "fld";

@If(@Begins(fld;"a_") | @Begins(fld; "al_");fld;"")

));

_authors:="";

@For(i:=1;i<=@Elements(_authorfields);i:=i+1;

_authors:=_authors : @GetField(_authorfields[i]));


@Trim(@Unique(_authors))


This works because we use prefixes for different item names (a_ for single authors, al_ for author lists).

For applications where we cannot expect this item naming schema, this is no help.

Please add new formulas @DocAuthorFields / @DocReaderFields to make this work for all kinds of databases.


Karsten Lehmann, Mindoo GmbH

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  • Nov 18 2021
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  • Guest commented
    24 Nov, 2021 08:50am

    Upvoted for the second idea, @DocAuthors / @DocReaders

  • Guest commented
    18 Nov, 2021 10:33am

    Thinking about this topic, @DocAuthors / @DocReaders might be even more useful, which would collect the values of all author / reader items.

    KL