View selections - tricky one!
Posted on 2000-02-28
Got a tricky question for you.
Hopefully I can explain things properly!
To start with I am creating a Leave database. We are linked to DB2 to get user information via ODBC. This comes down from DECS using a userid which in turn is derived from the notes.ini (via @environment) - with me so far?
After a leave form is created, I want to the users manager to be able to see that form from a view. For example. I create a leave form using my userid meg03. I want my manager (and only my manager) to be able to see that form in a view so he can approve/reject it.
To be able to get my managers Userid I need my userid - and this only comes out with an Environment statement (@Environment doesnt work in view selections).
Currently, I have a field called Created which is populated with my name (my notes name Mat Egan/SYD/Org so that I can view only my leave requests - this works ok. I cant do the same thing for my manager as I only have his UserID (not his notes name).
Any suggestions would be welcome!
Im toying with the idea of using NotesCollections or something like that. Could I use script to move all the documents that match the criteria into a view that I can create on the fly? What about putting them in a temporary folder and then opening that folder ? How do I accomplish that?
looking forward to some creative suggestions!