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Thu 27 Apr 2006, 11:41 PMTweet
by Ben Langhinrichs
This came up as a request from the IBM Business Partner forum, but I thought I'd share it. Alan Lepofsky asked:
After working with Notes at IBM for over a decade, I have several hundred DB icons on my Workspace. I'd say I only use a dozen or so on a daily basis.
I'd like to dramatically clean up my Workspace, remove icons, even remove entire pages. However, I know the day I do it is going to be the day I need "that link I was sent a few years ago about X".
I'm thinking an agent could scans all the tabs, and creates a document (or email) with links to all my DBs. I can then save that document as a backup.
So, here goes. This tip requires use of our Midas Rich Text LSX, but if you happen to already have it (a heck of a lot of people do, and probably a fairly high percentage of my readers, but if you don't, why not?):
Dim session As New NotesSession
Dim db As NotesDatabase
Dim doc As NotesDocument
Dim currentdb As NotesDatabase
Dim newdoc As NotesDocument
Dim view As NotesView
Dim rtitem As New GeniiRTItem
Dim new_rtitem As New GeniiRTItem
Dim count As Integer
Set currentdb = session.CurrentDatabase
Set newdoc = New NotesDocument(currentdb)
newdoc.Form = "Example Form"
newdoc.Subject = "Bookmarks"
Call new_rtitem.CreateBackend(newdoc.Handle, "Body")
Set db = New NotesDatabase("", "")
Call db.Open("", "bookmark.nsf")
Set view = db.GetView("(All Bookmarks)")
Set doc = view.GetFirstDocument
count = 0
While Not (doc Is Nothing)
count = count + 1
Call rtitem.ConnectBackend(doc.Handle, "URL")
If rtitem.Everything.LinkReplicaID <> "" Then
Call new_rtitem.Everything.AppendLink(doc.Title(0), rtitem.Everything.LinkReplicaID)
If count Mod 5 = 0 Then
Call new_rtitem.Everything.AppendNewlines(0, True)
Call new_rtitem.Everything.AppendNewlines(1, False)
Set doc = view.GetNextDocument(doc)
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