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    • Scot H
    • Posted on Thu 6 Nov 2003

    I have run across this problem as well (needing to add extra fields) and before R6, the only way was to predefine a set amount of fields and use as required with H/W, etc.

    With R6, there may be a new option. I have been meaning to try it out but just have not had the time/oppurtunity to do so. With this in mind, here is the theory.

    Supposedly you can now round-trip a Domino database using XML. What I mean is that you should be able to export the entire Domino database as XML. Delete the database and then import the XML file and the entire Domino database be recreated - 100% as it was. Using this idea, why can't we do the same for just one element, the form. We should be able to create a form entirely in XML and import it to the design. So if we wanted to create new fields, just update the XML design and replace the designe element.

    I would create a database where the form design is saved in documents (ie: each field has its own document). Take those documents and generate the XML export file. Then delete the form and import the new XML. In theory it should work.

    What do you think?

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