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New Field Type - a raw "data container" for like HTML, JSON but no limits

I think every one is tired of the poor HTML<-> RichText format conversion. Having a new field type with "unlimited size" containing just "raw data" in the field would be nice. So you can save any text (and maybe binary data) and it does not get converted.

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  • Jul 17 2018
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  • Guest commented
    29 Apr, 2020 10:16am

    Update to my comment:

    Someone else here suggested using RichText fields for that purpose, then use ".getUnformattedTxt".

    Problem with RichText fields is that strict code fragments stored in them can easily break when a form containing the richtext is edited through the Notes client: we already and unexpected changes of code data like insertion of line breaks into XML or JSON code which breaks parsing of that code. Also, RichText fields are much more complicated to protect from unwanted editing (you cannot simply apply computed hide when rules etc.). Therefor Richtext is fantastic for what it's name implies, but not for storing structured data.

  • Guest commented
    29 Apr, 2020 10:05am

    This could be a great solution!

    And it could greatly help us with a bug we are currently facing, where the Notes client can destroy a summary text field using the new field size limits (Domino 10 > 32k elevated to 64k; also see SPR # ASHEBNXG4F; we found a working solution around this, but it nevertheless is a bug in the Notes Client)

  • Guest commented
    13 Jun, 2019 11:50am

    what other data than json would you store in such field?

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    Thomas Hampel commented
    27 Oct, 2018 09:39am

    Moving idea to product : Domino Designer

  • Guest commented
    2 Sep, 2018 11:26am

    We already have a raw 'data contrainer' - its called RichText. You can store alle the html and json in this as plain text - and read it with NotesRichTextItem.getUnformattedText


  • Guest commented
    30 Aug, 2018 10:31am

    Presumably based on these requirements, it would be a non-summary field. I can't see a use-case for displaying HTML / JSON in a view. Equally, if it's more than 32k, it's going to make a view very hard to navigate.