Please bring us back the @formula debugger !!
Local and Remote Debugging !!
When I want to create a Formula agent, 9 times out of 10, I accidentally create a LotusScript agent first (since LotusScript is selected by default).
I end up deleting the agent and creating a new one using formula.
In previous designers you would just change the type ...
It would be very convenient to have these two formulas available for quick access to profile field values.
As far as I know, formula can only output 64k of data.
This especially limits the usage of formula in Evaluate-statements.
Formula is --really fast-- compared to LotusScript. Formula has some inbuilt functionality that LS lacks. Two really powerful are @Tranform and @Sort.
Similar as Hide when formula is true. Designer can set section as always open/close, but in the case when formula is true (ie. status field) sections is open by default.
XPages are here, they're big and bad and scalable. They integrate with @Formulas, which is extremely powerful. For things like repeat controls, type-ahead, etc. there are times when you use @DbLookup or @DbColumn.
But these functions are limited in returning 64K, like the days of old.
Two new ...
I know that it's obviously something different to have the formula functionality in Lotus Notes and on the web browser, however, there has to be a way without getting crunk on Dojo to implement this functionality. At least @DialogBox with another xPage to open (maybe with a view control to ...
I think the precedent has been set (with Shared Actions and Shared Columns); how about Shared Selection Formulas? I think they are a logical extension of what we already have. Additionally, I'd like to see Shared Form Formulas.
@HostName(servername) would return the HTTP hostname for the given Domino servername
e.g. @HostName("Server1/Mega") might return "megadom01.megacorp.com".
The LotusScript Format function has several options for displaying AM / PM.
@Text has none of these.
For example: when putting a time value into a string in a view column, I would like to be able to force it to 12 hour or 24 hour time, retaining ...
Add a show when / hide when option for a tabbed table for individual tabs.
Nowadays I have to set a hide when for the whole content of the table under the tab, pretty unhandy.
No problem to trade it for @IsDocBeingLoaded
It may be because, @DocNumber is generated just before the html of of the view is pushed to the requesting client, that it is not available for any calculations based on it. I would like to have this formula available for calculations.
Note This keyword is new with Release 8.5
Returns the name in the form of Lastname, Firstname when a common name or a hierarchical name is provided. This is especially usefull when used as in a column formula, since it allows to sort the names bibliographically.
@GetDocField is hugely useful for fetching fields from documents by their UNID where efficiency is not an important factor or where dynamism is required (eg random item names), rather than creating lookup views and using @DBLookup.
It would be even more useful if you could specify the source database ...
I wanted to make a universal formula and put it in the Shared Computed For Display (CFD) Field $hf_WindowTitle (inherit to all databases), and that it was calculated at the opening of the Form.
In a existing response document, @InheritedDocumentUniqueID returns the @DocumentUniqueID. That is to say, only when the response being created, the formula behaves like what its name suggests. That's rather misleading. Why not return the parent document id, I think it's not so complicated for you can get it from $Ref.
What about right mouse click in the Designer pane and selecting Code from Library local or server
I like the Drag & Drop for design forms and views idea too
do You think it would be usefull to add a Formula library? Like Script Library, it can contain user defined codes writen in Formula language. There are shared actions, but formulas can be used by many other design elements.
Functions could be called by it's name or, ...