We have had the same issue's with DECS...it seems that DECS is just the teaser to get you to buy LEI. Richard Bryant Quipp Systems Inc. IS Coordinator Microsoft Certified Professional email@example.com Phone: 305-623-8700 x-426 Cell: 954-558-4192 -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Richard B Baird Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2001 12:21 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: help with DECS problems. [ Converted text/html to text/plain ] Dave, 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? Thanks, Richard Baird email@example.com -----firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: ----- To: email@example.com From: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 _______________________________________________ This is the Lotus Domino on the iSeries / AS400 (DOMINO400) mailing list To post a message email: DOMINO400@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/domino400 or email: DOMINO400email@example.com Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/domino400.
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