Original Publication Date: 2005-Apr-06
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-06
Database-Oh-Matic (DBOM) is a Lotus Notes based tool to deploy, manage and track new Notes databases using existing Notes template designs. Users with basic Notes skill can create their own Notes databases using predetermined design templates. Administrators can efficiently track and manage databases from creation, through changes and to deletion. It is an "On Demand" solution which uses the existing Notes infrastructure.
Database-Oh-Matic (DBOM) consists of several Lotus Notes Databases; the main application database and several administrative and support documentation databases. Here is a list of the Lotus Notes Databases (DB's) in the application:
DBOM: this DBOM is the front end for DBOM users and Admins and contains all the code
that automatically processes user requests
DBOM Registry - This optional DB provides a "more secure" DBOM implementation by providing additional request authentication
DBOM Manager - This optional DB provides additional tools for managing DBOM DB agents, DB access lists and DB ownership
Database Templates - These DB's provide the designs for the different DB types deployed by DBOM (e.g. discussion DB)
WW DBOM Support - This DB allows the DBOM administration and design teams to track
problems, code requirements and Q's & A's
DBOM Admin Guide - This reference DB contains installation, configuration and running instructions and contains DBOM code
DBOM is platform independent and runs "As Is" on all server platforms supported by Lotus Notes. DBOM does not support HTTP clients.
Database Administrators (Admins) copy DBOM onto a Notes server, install database templates and then configure and customize the DBOM environment. For example, Admins configure the authority which users will have, the database types which users can select, the notifications users will receive, and which servers will be used to store the new databases.
Up and running
Once the environment is configured, users access the DBOM tool using their Lotus Notes client. Users request new databases by opening DBOM and clicking on the main navigator's "Submit a DB Request" button. Once the "Database Request" form is opened...