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New LS method "notesView.GetCategoryEntryByKey"

Set notesViewEntry = notesView.GetCategoryEntryByKey( key [, exactMatch% ] )


This would give the great benefit, to access the total columns of a view category row (a ViewEntry with IsCategory = True).



Think about a view, with categories and documents below, with numbers to be summed up.

The total value of all documents below a category can be read within the category ViewEntry.

This value already exists within the view index - nothing needs to be summed up or calculated - the result is already there.

But unfortunately we have no LS command to get it!


Mark Reiser, sirius-net GmbH


LotusScript, Script, LS

  • Guest
  • Jul 25 2018
  • Needs review
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  • Guest commented
    26 May, 2020 01:11pm

    A bit of a late answer, I know. But you can do that already using a NotesViewNavigtor, as in

    (assuming you already have a view object)

    set doc = view.GetDocumentByKey("yourCategoryValue", True) 'get the first doc under your category

    set vnav = view.Createviewnav() 'build a view navigator for the entire view

    set ve = vnav.Getentry(doc) 'get the view entry correspoding to doc

    set vecat = vnav.GetPrevCategory(ve) 'now access the category entry itself

  • Admin
    Thomas Hampel commented
    27 Oct, 2018 09:36am

    Moving idea to product : Domino Designer

  • Guest commented
    26 Jul, 2018 09:16am

    Even in Java and SSJS