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Allow resources from other databases

If you want to use the same code / resource in multiple databases (which do not inherit from the same template), you have to copy-paste the resource to all these databases. This makes it hard to maintain the resources.

With resources, I mean files, css, images, ... but also Also code libraries (lotusscript, java)

  • Guest
  • Jul 15 2018
  • Unlikely to implement
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  • Admin
    Thomas Hampel commented
    8 Jan, 2020 09:44pm

    We all remember Single Copy Template (SCT) and how this worked out, right?

  • Admin
    Thomas Hampel commented
    27 Oct, 2018 08:18am

    Moving idea to product : Domino Designer

  • Guest commented
    18 Jul, 2018 07:13am

    Couple of reasons for not using templates:

    If you use template inheritance, the resources are in all databases separately instead of in one place.

    When changing the design, you have to wait until all relying databases are refreshed.

  • Guest commented
    17 Jul, 2018 11:59am

    Using templates recently delivers often broken code until you recompile all databases that inherit their resources from the template.

    Also this produces disk overload, if most of the databases are using the same template.

    Being able to load resources from another database will also reduce the cost of updating all dependend databases.

  • Guest commented
    15 Jul, 2018 04:37pm

    @Guest (the commenter, not OP):  template inheritance can get pretty messy, and at least in the past I have been told to avoid that, because it can be buggy.
    I think it would be very useful to be able to call resources from other databases.

  • Guest commented
    15 Jul, 2018 02:19pm

    Can you explain why you wouldn't want to use template inheritance for this?  Seems to me that using templates, even multiple templates to store design elements will meet this need.