|Last modified: 14-11-2012|
The basis of Domino/Notes is a form. It contains differents types of objects (eg. text box, combo box, sub-form, sections, layouts, pictures, etc.)
The second most important element of a database is a view: It lists available documents, and each document will be displayed through a form.
On the left side is the navigation pane, where are listed views.
In forms, organize field through tables so that the layout remains the same whether viewed through a Notes client or a web browser.
Use shared objects sparingly as this drives down performance.
In R5, there is no way to limit the maximum size a DB can have.
To set who can create DBs on a server, open the PNAB | Server document | Restriction document.
It is recommended to add a synonym to a form in case its public name is changed later: To do this, just add a | sign followed by the synonym.
Forms can be cascaded through the \ sign, eg. HW Requisition\PC, HW Requisition\Laptop.
Versioning can be done through Form Properties | Versions = ...
Avoid setting "Store Forms in Document" in a form's properties as it increases the amount of disk space for the DB.
Fields as well as forms have an internal sequence number that the Replicator uses to detect a conflict.
Form inheritance can be activated through the Form Properties | Defaults Tab | On Create = Formulas inherit values from select document
When using @DbLookup/@DbColumn to populate a list from an external view, consider making it hidden since it has no value to users.