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Removing documents from a folder

notesrookie asked
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
Greetings learned colleagues,

Silly question I know but I haven't been able to figure out how to remove a set of documents from a folder. For example, I have moved a set of documents to a folder, done my processing and want to remove but not delete all the documents from that folder once it's done. When I try to remove the documents one at a time, only one gets deleted. I'd like to be able to remove them all. I know I need to get these docs in a collection but how do I do that within a folder? I am on Domino R7.0.1.

Regards - NotesRookie
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Top Expert 2007

You need to put them in another folder if you do not want to delete them.

You can put them in the Inbox, or create a folder called - Processed, and put them there.

I hope this helps !


I'm trying to do a RemoveAllFromFolder but can only do that with a notes document collection. I'm trying to figure out how to get a collection of documents already in that folder to remove them so as not to do double processing for the next go around. Thanks.
Top Expert 2007

Are you trying to do this automatically via an agent, or via a button where the user  selects the folder ?

If the latter, simply have them select all the docs in the folder, if the former, you should be able to go through all the docs and add them to a collection .

I hope this helps !
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That's what I was looking for. I could not find anything in Designer help. I was trying to figure out to add a document to a collection. Thanks.
I just realized that I excluded a dependent function.  Here's the DcCreate function that appears in ViewGetAllDocuments.  It doesn't do much, but I've included it for completeness...

Public Function DcCreate(source As NotesDatabase) As NotesDocumentCollection
      Set DcCreate = source.Getprofiledoccollection("__NOTHING__")
End Function

If you need a separate script to do the rmeoval (i.e., a "empty folder" button, not something incorporated into a larger procesisng engine), then your most efective way is to use the UI

@Command([OpenView]; nameOfFolder ; ""; "1" );

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