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Lotus Notes Question

I have the following code that  populates a list box with the views in a lotus notes database:

  Dim session As Object
    Dim db As Object
    Dim doc As Object
    Dim View As Variant
    Dim field As Variant
    Dim DbName As String
    Dim server As String
    DbName = "Databases/FROPS.NSF"
    server = "NotesSRVHQ2/Midas_International"

    Set session = CreateObject("Notes.NotesSession")
    'Open the database
    Set db = session.GETDATABASE(server, DbName)
        If db.IsOpen = True Then
            For Each View In db.VIEWS
               List1.AddItem View.Name
            Next View
            MsgBox "Database Not open"
        End If


      Set db = Nothing
      Set session = Nothing

End Sub

my question is...

if i select a view from the list box I would like to display the view data but I'm not sure how to go about creating a recordset to get the data from the lotus notes view.  

Can someone please help?
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Is there a ODBC driver that connects to Lotus Notes?
If so then u make use of that

for example, u can use ADO to open a connection using the DSN u create then create recordsets from this connection

johnnyg123Author Commented:
thanks for the post.....

i should have mentioned that for some reason the notes odbc driver will not allow me to view the data.  I think because it is getting confused because there is multiple objects in lotus notes with the same name.

unfortunately, all our lotus notes developers are gone so trying to figure this out has been a bit of a challenge
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ok, bear in mind I know jack about Lotus notes having not used or seen it before, and cos of that I cannot even verify my own code here
Im hoping something along these lines would do it for u

Public Sub MyFirstAttemptAtUsingLotusNotesSoBearWithMe()

    Dim adoConn As New ADODB.Connection
    Dim adoRS As ADODB.Recordset
    On Error Resume Next
    adoConn.Open "Driver={Lotus NotesSQL 3.01 (32-bit) ODBC DRIVER (*.nsf)};" & _
                 "Server=myServerName;" & _
                 "Database=mydir\myDbName.nsf;" & _
                 "Uid=myUsername;" & _
    If Err.Number <> 0 Then
        MsgBox "Bugger, I cant connect." & vbCrLf & Err.Description
        Set adoConn = Nothing
    End If

    Set adoRS = New ADODB.Recordset
    adoRS.ActiveConnection = adoConn
    adoRS.CursorType = adOpenKeyset
    adoRS.LockType = adLockPessimistic
    adoRS.CursorLocation = adUseClient
    adoRS.Open "SELECT * FROM MyLotusNotesTable"
    Do While adoRS.EOF = False
        Debug.Print adoRS.Fields(0).name, adoRS.Fields(0).Value
    Set adoRS = Nothing
    Set adoConn = Nothing
end sub
Have u got the right drivers installed?
johnnyg123Author Commented:
I'm getting the dreaded

[Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found and no default driver specified

Where is the driver name coming from?

I looked at odbcinst.ini and saw

Lotus NotesSQL Driver (*.nsf) (32 bit)

so I tried it but same thing
Well it was just an example, u may need to change to what u have
then specify your database, it looks like it ends with nsf?
and userid/pswd

But It seems u have somethng installed already.
Have u checked the IBM website? its got some sample kit which includes the driver

johnnyg123Author Commented:
well....I tried changing the format so it uses dsn instead of driver

guess the odbc gods are smiling

I can't use the latest odbc driver because we have a very old version of the lotus notes clients

The version of the odbc driver that will work apparently doesn't support using an ado connection

I get the dreaded

[Lotus][ODBC Lotus Notes]Driver not capable

I did some searching and it means the odbc driver is too old

bugger, sorry. I would of liked to know whether my code worked or not.

I wonder if DAO would work with it

Do u have any documentation to see what is supported?
johnnyg123Author Commented:
tried dao as well

still no dice

apparently.....need to use the domino com object model.

The only examples I can find have to do with how to use it involve being able to send an email.

I'm in the same boat as you in that I know diddley about notes.  We haven't been paying for support in years so
no chance of getting IBM to help.
johnnyg123Author Commented:
Thanks for the posts rockiroads!

I'm thinking maybe I should post in the Lotus Notes/Domino topic area
Hi, just back from the pub :)

Im not familiar with the Domino object model.

If u have problems and get no joy in the other arena, perhaps u may need to hire a consultant for a few days, hopefully get u on track so u can continue. Im afraid Im out of ideas here, sorry pal.
But I thank you for the pts/grade and wish u the best of luck :)
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