Migrating Notes Apps – Buy a Ticket or Build an Airplane?

2018-06-07T15:38:21+00:00

We hear this all the time.  Customers want to move away from Notes and Domino, but they don't want to replace Notes with another proprietary platform.  They want to use what they have, or what they can get for free. I get that, but DOCOVA is not Notes.  It is built on open technologies, not proprietary ones.  Technologies like JavaScript, HTML and PhP. On the front end you can use a variety of browsers, [...]

Migrating Notes Apps – Buy a Ticket or Build an Airplane?2018-06-07T15:38:21+00:00

Why we DO migrate code.

2017-06-27T13:28:54+00:00

I decided to write a blog entry on the issue of migrating Notes application code when migrating Notes applications to DOCOVA.  When I say "code", I mean the LotusScript and @formula language that is contained in Notes applications. Now, I've seen some blogs and vendor web pages that espouse how you should NOT attempt to migrate the code.  These vendors typically want to convince you that you should re-develop your Notes applications on their [...]

Why we DO migrate code.2017-06-27T13:28:54+00:00

Migrate Notes to DOCOVA Blog Series Part 17: Input translation and input validation formulas

2017-05-25T12:51:27+00:00

Welcome to blog series part 17 of 17 on migrating Notes apps to DOCOVA.  The subject of this blog is Input translation and input validation formulas (formulae if you prefer). Right.  So, one day I hear this argument coming from down the hall here at DOCOVA.  The dev team embroiled in some discussion.  Oh the controversy.  Fisticuffs? Naw.  Heated?  Maybe that would be a bit of a stretch.  The debate?  How should input translation [...]

Migrate Notes to DOCOVA Blog Series Part 17: Input translation and input validation formulas2017-05-25T12:51:27+00:00

Migrate Notes to DOCOVA Blog Series Part 16: Form events

2017-05-23T12:24:52+00:00

Welcome to blog series part 16 of 17 on migrating Notes apps to DOCOVA.  In this entry I'm going to talk about form events. Okay, so the talk about form events usually starts of with the question: Does DOCOVA have document events like onLoad, onUnload, QueryOpen, QuerySave and WebQueryOpen? Yes.  DOCOVA supports both typical browser events like onLoad and onUnload but has also been extended to handle similar events that were found in Notes [...]

Migrate Notes to DOCOVA Blog Series Part 16: Form events2017-05-23T12:24:52+00:00

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

2017-05-18T12:38:43+00:00

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, [...]

Migrate Notes to DOCOVA Blog Series Part 15: Private on first use folders2017-05-18T12:38:43+00:00

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

2017-05-16T12:18:04+00:00

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 [...]

Migrate Notes to DOCOVA Blog Series Part 14: Column sorting and categorizing2017-05-16T12:18:04+00:00

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

2017-05-11T12:52:29+00:00

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 [...]

Migrate Notes to DOCOVA Blog Series Part 13: Shared columns and fields2017-05-11T12:52:29+00:00

Migrate Notes to DOCOVA Blog Series Part 12: Multi-value fields

2017-05-09T12:01:37+00:00

Welcome to blog series part 12 of 17 on migrating Notes apps to DOCOVA.  In this entry it's all about multi-value fields. Notes had the concept of multi-value fields on forms.  All fields were basically treated as arrays of values.  For example when addressing field values in LotusScript, you might write some code like; Dim myval = doc.myfield(0)  (where doc is a NotesDocument) Although it's a bit of an odd duck, DOCOVA supports the [...]

Migrate Notes to DOCOVA Blog Series Part 12: Multi-value fields2017-05-09T12:01:37+00:00

Migrate Notes to DOCOVA Blog Series Part 11: Pass-thru HTML and Generate HTML for all fields

2017-05-04T13:02:41+00:00

Welcome to blog series part 11 of 17 on migrating Notes apps to DOCOVA. In this entry I'm going to talk about "Pass-thru HTML and Generate HTML for all fields". A neat aspect of forms development in Notes was the ability to treat text on a form as pass-thru HTML.  This meant that you could add HTML and inline JavaScript directly onto your forms and mark it as pass-thru so that the Domino server [...]

Migrate Notes to DOCOVA Blog Series Part 11: Pass-thru HTML and Generate HTML for all fields2017-05-04T13:02:41+00:00

Migrate Notes to DOCOVA Blog Series Part 10: Refresh fields on keyword change

2017-05-02T12:11:35+00:00

Welcome to blog series part 10 of 17 on migrating Notes apps to DOCOVA.  In this entry it's all about "Refresh fields on keyword change". Ya, let's take a moment to just love this one.  Have you ever used it in your Notes apps?  Refresh fields on keyword change was a bit of an odd beast, no?  The purpose of this operation was to enable field options (or values) to be recalculated based on [...]

Migrate Notes to DOCOVA Blog Series Part 10: Refresh fields on keyword change2017-05-02T12:11:35+00:00