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Migrate Notes to DOCOVA Blog Series Part 15: Private on first use folders

Welcome to blog series part 15 of 17 on migrating Notes apps to DOCOVA..  In this entry I’m going to talk about good ‘ol Private on first use folders.

This is another one of those “interesting” Notes application design constructs.  In my journeys I don’t think I’ve ever come across this same sort of construct in any other application environment.  Anywhere.  Ever.  Sure, a private folder, but “…on first use” is the kicker.  Interestingly, this construct can be implemented with some creativity behind it.

DOCOVA supports “Private on first use folders”, depicted as “Content personal to each user”.  So, when a person accesses a “view” as a folder, it will be treated as though this folder is private to the user.

This is most useful when selecting documents manually.  One way that Notes applications leveraged this design construct in the past was that sometimes a search was performed to gather documents together and then present them to the specific User doing the search via this folder type.

There you go.  Supported.

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By |May 18th, 2017|Notes Migration, Technical|Comments Off on Migrate Notes to DOCOVA Blog Series Part 15: Private on first use folders

Migrate Notes to DOCOVA Blog Series Part 14: Column sorting and categorizing

Welcome to blog series part 14 of 17 on migrating Notes apps to DOCOVA..  In this entry I’m going to talk about view column sorting and categorizing.

All view sorting and categorizing functionality is supported in DOCOVA.  Additionally, other properties like “Show multiple values as separate entries” and showing response docs in a hierarchy are also supported.

I mean, as you get more in depth with DOCOVA, you’ll learn the breadth of the view object model and all the cool stuff you can do, even switching to Calendar and Gantt style views.

So ya, what can I tell ya.  That’s it for now.  Supported!  Bam!

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You can fast-track and get all the whitepapers on our migration methodology and everything that is being discussed in this series of posts.  Specifically, you can get the DOCOVA Notes/Domino Migration Methodology – MIGRATE whitepaper

By |May 16th, 2017|Notes Migration, Technical|Comments Off on Migrate Notes to DOCOVA Blog Series Part 14: Column sorting and categorizing

Migrate Notes to DOCOVA Blog Series Part 13: Shared columns and fields

Welcome to blog series part 13 of 17 on migrating Notes apps to DOCOVA.  This entry is dedicated to shared columns and fields.  It’s short and sweet.

DOCOVA does not support the concept of shared columns and fields between applications at this time.

Say what?  I know, right?  DOCOVA is so over the top, so chalk full of functionality…it’s crazy, alas at the time of writing this blog entry, it doesn’t support shared columns and fields.  Well, that’s the reason right there…we’ve been busy with the other stuff.  “It’s on the list”.  “It’s coming”.  For our “library” templates, we actually do have view column definitions that are shared across any library as well as custom search fields that can be defined and used across libraries and applications when using DOCOVA’s advanced searching features.  The problem right now is that we have a few ideas around how we’d like to implement this functionality, and it may be different than how we are currently doing it, or not.  So, stay tuned.

For now, when Notes app views are imported via the DOCOVA App Importer, if they are using a shared column, then the column is treated as though it is specifically part of the view in that app.

When a form or subform is imported, shared fields that may have been used are treated as if they were specific to the form or subform.

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You can fast-track and get all the whitepapers on our migration methodology and everything that is being discussed in this series of posts.  Specifically, you can get the DOCOVA Notes/Domino Migration Methodology – MIGRATE whitepaper

By |May 11th, 2017|Notes Migration, Technical|Comments Off on Migrate Notes to DOCOVA Blog Series Part 13: Shared columns and fields