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Thanks for the quick response.

I have to ask, what good IS DECS if it can't recognize new records added to
the remote database?   Do you have to end/init keys/restart the activity every
time new records are added to the native database?  That seems worthless to
me.  I thought decs was "real-time"!

At this point, LEI isn't in the budget.

I can change my design to have the volatile file be "display only" and allow
notes to do all adds/updates to a separate file.

You mentioned prompting for the key values in a form - Is it possible to use
something similar to "reload" the view?  I am only displaying a subset of
records in the view now.  Can I do something to force decs retrieve the data for
a view, thus picking up and removing new/deleted records?

Richard Baird
-----domino400-admin@midrange.com wrote: -----
To: domino400@midrange.com
From: domino400-admin@midrange.com
Date: 09/27/2001 10:51AM
Subject: Re: help with DECS problems.

You have found one of the limitations of DECS, the keys have to exist onthe 
Notes side for updates and deletes.  Another limitation is that thedata is only 
updated on form open, thus if you have data being kept inNotes, it is only as 
fresh as the last time the document was opened.  Wefound that the best way to 
use DECS was to have a form prompt you for a key(which can be a lookup to a 
backend DB), then set that key in the form sothat DECS will act on it.A way to 
get around some of these issues could be to utilize LEI (LotusEnterprise 
Integrator).  Although it is not free, it may be a better fitfor what you are 
trying to accomplish.Thanks,Dave GuerreroTeam Leader e-Business 
SolutionsComputech Resources, Inc.1375 W. Main AvenueDe Pere, WI 54115Phone:  
920-336-1387 Ext. 264Cell:  920-360-7225Fax:  920-336-7728

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