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I agree with Theo, this is too complicated.
I agree that there needs to be some way of bolting Volt on top of an existing Notes database, but Alias is the wrong approch.
I think that without some wiring solution, using VOLT to show data coming from Notes apps is going to be difficult once datasets go into hundreds. If you just create stand alone VOLT apps, no problem. But oncce heavier data is to be accessed, I can see a real scalability issue.
Maybe a wiring function enabling us to tell VOLT : this is the Notes variable, this is thr VOLT variable and an automatic sync both ways.
Another solution maybe to have an format F_xxxxx whereas xxxxx is the notes variable ? In the Notes interface, you'd see without the F_, in the VOLT interface with it.
Whichever solution is chosen, I really believe that something will be needed to integerate with existing Notes apps, he more so if they have large datasets
"So in this case we can not use an existing native notes app. "
But we couldn't use an existing native Notes app, even if we had aliases?!?
@GroupWave we have that kind of solution :-) But its created in xPages
Better to have a way to create a Volt interface for an existing Domino application.
Which fieldname? 1 of both :-)
Since it are aliases we do not care about the functions that use a string for the fieldname. No matter what you refer to. It represents value of the fieldname or alias.
Like in Views as Forms etc. In your code you can use the native name or the alias or even one of the aliasses.. (not commenly used but I ran into it a long time a go)
In short. Volt uses one of the 2.. fieldname or alias and Notes/scripts/xpages/... uses one of the 2.
Just like we used aliasses for 100 years now.. sorry 30 years
looks like an interesting idea, but which name is use as the field name to store data in?
And what about all the functions that use a string for the field name.
If I could, I would vote against it. Makes things too complicated.
Comment by Theo Heselmans