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Counting documents in a Domino View

Hi All

I have an embedded view that shows documents with the same key as the parent form.  I need to have a count in a field on the parent form of the number of documents in the view.

The complication being this embedded view shows only the parent document responses, but of course in reality the view has documents from all parents in it.

Your help is appreciated.
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Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
So you want the total number of documents in the View?

Easiest way is to use LottusScript (or Java). From the Designer Help database:

  Dim session As New NotesSession
  Dim db As NotesDatabase
  Dim view As NotesView
  Dim nav As NotesViewNavigator
  Set db = session.CurrentDatabase
  Set view = db.GetView("By category")
  Set nav = view.CreateViewNav()
  Messagebox nav.Count,, "Number of entries in view"

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nigelboyleAuthor Commented:
Many thanks Sjef.  My left hand column is a key which matches a key in the parent document. What would I need to add to say ' count the docs only where the key matches?'

Your points if I get the part of the solution!! :)

Thanks again.
Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
Then there are a few solutions.

1) Assuming the view is categorized:
     Set nav = view.CreateViewNavFromCategory("Burgundy")
    and use nav.Count

2) Assuming the view is sorted or categorized:
     Dim dc As NotesDocumentCollection
     Set dc= view.GetAllDocumensByKey("Burgundy", True)
   and use dc.Count

3) the old way, using Formula language:

And how many points for 3 solutions? ;-)
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