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Simulated @Prompt using lotus script

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014889D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Oct-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a technique for creating an input for Lotus Script that resembles the @Prompt in Lotus Notes formula language. This technique allows Lotus Script to present the user with the same Interface that would be obtained using formula language functions.

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Simulated @Prompt using lotus script

    Disclosed is a technique for creating an input for Lotus Script that resembles the @Prompt in Lotus Notes formula language. This technique allows Lotus Script to present the user with the same Interface that would be obtained using formula language functions.

An object of this technique is to provide a means of user input to a Lotus Script function/program that resembles that of formula language input providing a consistent User Interface (UI). Typically a combination of Lotus Script and Formula Language would be combined to perform this technique. However, using the usual technique causes an erroneous message to appear to the user "Agent must be run from View Window". Using this new technique eliminates the need to use both Formula Language and Lotus Script to create the desired application result.

This technique has:

1. A Dialog Box which resembles the fromula language @Prompt function. This dialog box must contain the following fields:

Prompt - Describes what the user is to select DefaultSelection - Contains the value of the default selection presented to the user. Selection - The selection chosen by the user. SelectionList - The selections available for the user to select.

2. A lotus script action or button to invoke the Dialog Box and obtain the user selection from the dialog box. The Lotus Script action or button sets the fields on the dialog box in step 1 to define the information which is to be returned by the user. On...