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Hi All:

I hv recently deployed an application designed on Lotus with great support from EEE. Let me briefly explain the application and the functionality required from you all. The application is developed on lotus designer with a single nsf file which requestor access through web and the same will be accessed by approvers from lotus notes client and approves the particular request. Once the requestor submits the application in the web, a mail will be sent to approver. Once the approver approves the particular request, again the requestor will be informed by mail.

In this scenario, incase the approver requires any more details or clarification on the particular request, he should be able to request those details in the same form and notify the requestors. The requested further details should be provided by the requestors in the same form where again the apporvers should see the details and if they satisfies then they will approve the form. Now any clarifications for a request are communicated through mail between requestors and approvers. We doesnt' want the users to use mail when a application for the same purpose being launched. Also complete details/clarification and exchange of details between approver and requestor should be captured in the form for future reference. Can we say "message board/chat board"? but it should be saved each time and the other person should not change any details. How can we accomplish this? Friends! Request your help!

Thanks


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by:Zvonko
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On every Save action of the Form you need to do two actions:
1.) Append the Text from Comment Field to CommentHistory Field and clear the Comment field. CommentHistor format could be:
YYYY.MM.DD HH:MM:SS User Name: The text from Comment field.

2.) Send email notification with link to this document to all participiants of that document. Removing the address of comentor itself is an action that I would not do.

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1)  We need to create two text fields and keep on moving the comments.Could you please explain me on this?

2) The requestors are not using lotus notes clients. They are using different POP3 clients across the world. This was the reason we had given web access to the requestors
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The requestor and aprover use both the same input field for posting a text. The text is moved to a cumulative text field where you append the new comment text value to old value of a field of type ComptedForDisplay.

You need not to care how the mail is delivered. You can use a prebuild @Command for sending an email with a link to actual document:
@MailSend(reqAddress:appAddress;"";"";"New Comment"; "New Comment posted"; "Comment"; [INCLUDEDOCLINK])
http://www-12.lotus.com/ldd/doc/domino_notes/7.0/help7_designer.nsf/f4b82fbb75e942a6852566ac0037f284/182658dcc447f1d08525704a003fed50?OpenDocument
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Can I use @MailSend for the requestor to use from Web?

Can you give me steps on the cumulative text fields?
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What do you preffer: LotusScript or @Formula?
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Lotus script friend!
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Hello Friends!

Can anybody help me?
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Hello Moderator:

You can close the post as its not answered/helped any of our experts for more than 3weeks.

Regards
Deiva Kumar
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