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Status Under Consideration
Workspace Domino
Categories Integration
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 5, 2020

Allow other character symbol as the beginning of field names

Request to allow other character symbol as beginning of field names. At this time, Domino Access Services (DAS) skips fields that start with a dollar sign - $


This prevents the integration of applications that use this naming convention for its important fields via REST API. That is when adding or updating a document using Domino Data Service, if the document has some field names starting with a dollar sign (e.g. $, $fieldname$), at the end of the creation process those fields get lost in the document. In the same document's editing process, all fields passed in the body that starts with a $ are not updated. In both cases, the HTTP status code returned by Domino is correct (201 and 200).

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  • Guest
    Dec 26, 2020

    We often use "%" at the beginning of an item name.

  • Guest
    Nov 9, 2020

    With apologies for mentioning a 3rd party product, my company, Genii Software, has a product called Exciton Boost that offers a REST API with much more emphasis on security and control than Domino Access Services, as well as higher fidelity rendering and more. It allows you to control (by database or by form) whether '$' is accepted as an initial letter on items. I'd be happy to help you out with an evaluation if you like. - Ben Langhinrichs

  • Guest
    Nov 6, 2020

    Yes! This is a great "idea"!

  • Guest
    Nov 6, 2020

    Please vote this "idea", because it's very limiting !!! For custom applications based on old notes database.

    Since years, probably like me, you felt free to generate fileds with $ (dollar sign) at the top and now it's very sad to know that REST API of DAS isn't able to write them!