Solved

Lotus Script - Exporting Attachments and Folder Creation

Posted on 2016-09-01
2
99 Views
Last Modified: 2016-09-06
What I have is a database with many attachments with the same name. Some in the same document or some with the same name but in two different documents. What I'm trying to do is export all of the attachments into a seperate folder based on the value of the number field "FileNumber". If any attachments with the same name exist in the same document the file name is appended with a "1".

 When trying to create a variable to cast a file number into a string I get a Type Mismatch error.
Dim FileNumberString As String
FileNumberString = CStr(FileNumber)

Below is the entire script

Sub Initialize
	Dim session As New NotesSession
	Dim db As NotesDatabase
	Dim doc As NotesDocument
	Dim nextdoc As NotesDocument
	Dim dirpath As String
	Dim view As NotesView
	Dim fullpath As String
	
	Set db = session.Currentdatabase
	Set view = db.GetView("All Documents")
	Set doc = view.Getfirstdocument
	
	Dim num As Integer
	dirpath = "D:\PlantEng"
	If (Dir$ (dirpath, 16)="") Then
		MkDir dirpath
	End If
	
	While Not doc Is Nothing
		Set nextdoc = view.getnextdocument(doc)
		
		'--Loop through all attachments in document and detach into D:\PlantEng
		Dim rtitem As Variant
		Set rtitem = doc.GetFirstItem("attachments")
		
		'--Get the unique file number attached to the document
		Dim FileNumber 
		Set FileNumber = doc.GetFirstItem("FileNumber")

		'--Create a variable to cast a file number into a string
		Dim FileNumberString As String
		FileNumberString = CStr(FileNumber)
		
		'--Create a variable to store the FileNumber as a folder
		Dim fileNumberFolder As String
		fileNumberFolder = dirpath + "\" + FileNumberString

		'--Create a new folder based on the file number
		MkDir fileNumberFolder


		'--if array of embedded objects exist them detach all attachments into D:\PlantEng
		If IsArray(rtitem.EmbeddedObjects) Then
			ForAll o In rtitem.EmbeddedObjects
				If(o.type = EMBED_ATTACHMENT) Then
					If o.name <> o.source Then
						fullpath = fileNumberFolder & "\" & o.source & +1
					Else
					fullpath = fileNumberFolder & "\"& o.source
					End If
					Call o.ExtractFile(fullpath)
				End If
			End ForAll
		End If
	Set doc = nextdoc	
	Wend
	End Sub

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:nftcadmins
2 Comments
 
LVL 46

Accepted Solution

by:
Sjef Bosman earned 500 total points
ID: 41781045
If you check the type of the "value" of FileNumber, you'll find that it's not a number, but a NotesItem (if it exists at all).

The method GetFirstItem will give you a NotesItem, the method GetItemValue will give you an array of values. You can get to the individual values of a NotesItem by using FileNumber.Values(n)
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:nftcadmins
ID: 41786370
Worked perfect. Thanks!
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

You’ve got a lotus Domino web server, and you have been told that “leverage browser caching” is a must do. This means that we have to tell the browser everywhere in the web to use cache. In other words, we set (and send) an expiration date in the HT…
Problem "Can you help me recover my changes?  I double-clicked the attachment, made changes, and then hit Save before closing it.  But when I try to re-open it, my changes are missing!"    Solution This solution opens the Outlook Secure Temp Fold…
This video shows how to quickly and easily add an email signature for all users on Exchange 2016. The resulting signature is applied on a server level by Exchange Online. The email signature template has been downloaded from: www.mail-signatures…

765 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question