New Entry in View

Hi!
I have a view in Notes R5.

Basically it will display the following:

- Pending Submission
     - Item 1
     - Item 2
- Submitted
     - Item 1
     - Item 2

They are getting from a form Called IBFORM and getting the status.
I would like to "add" one more fixed entry to the top.
- Help
     - Click here to view help on how to ....

So that it will look like :
- Help
     - Click here to view help on how to ....
- Pending Submission
     - Item 1
     - Item 2
- Submitted
     - Item 1
     - Item 2

And when a person clicks on :  - Click here to view help on how to ...., it will link to a page in R5.
Is this possible?

Please advice.
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brwwigginsIT ManagerCommented:
I've never seen that done. I don't know of a way to append static entries to a view. Maybe someone has other suggestions
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qwaleteeCommented:
There are a few ways you could do this.

1) Instead of putting it as an entry in the view, create a button in the action bar that appears at the top of the view. The button will have a help icon and whatever wording you choose. The button could openthe "database help" element (same as Help->About this database or Help->Using this database). or it oculd open a database "page." Or it could open a document.

2) Create a new form called HELPFORM. This form need only have a single rich text field on it. Create a single document using this form, with your help and instructions contained in it. Change the view selection formula to SELECT ( *** ) | Form = "HELPFORM" where *** is what you already have in the selection formula. Change your ctageorized column formula to @If(FORM = "HELPFORM"; "Help"; ***) where *** is what was there until now. Change the secondar column to @If(Form="HELPFORM"; "Click here to view help on how to ..."; ***)

The above assumes you want to put everything into a single help document. If you need to have multiple help documents, you can still do more or less the same thing, but it is somewhat more complicated. Even if you wish to have multiple pages, do the above, make it work for your first page, then you can come back and ask a question about extending it into multiple pages.
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darenceangAuthor Commented:
Hi Qwaletee!
Is it possible if i dont create a form... but just point to a PAGE?

Btw, i am trying step 2 as user dont want to have the button.
Please advice.
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qwaleteeCommented:
Pages can't be shown in a view. The only "trick" around this would be to have a dummy document, and use some code in the view QueryDocumentOpen event to prevent it from opening and open the page instead.

However, that would be a ridiculous way to do it (editorial added). A page is just a form minus some of a form's functionality. There is almost nothing you coudl do with a page that you could not do identically with a form. So you may as well create the form (or forms) in lieu of the page(s), and do it as I described.

I would also advise that you carefully think about using the button. You say you don't want to have a button. Why not? Especially since the button is ALWAYS at the top of the screen, and one click away, whereas the help entry in the view would be at the top of the VIEW, not at the top of the screen. If the view has anough content in it, the user might have to scroll up to get to the help section. And, if collapsed, it would be a minimum of two clicks.
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darenceangAuthor Commented:
Step 2 did the trick!
Thanks a lot1
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qwaleteeCommented:
So which way did you go?
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