Development Blog

At FoCul we pride ourselves in our technical skills and knowledge. We have developed this knowledge in large part through the IT community and this blog is one of our ways of giving back.

We have benefited greatly from the input of other members in the tech community. This BLOG is one of the ways that we give back and help others to enjoy developing modern web applications.

Adding a new column to an Excel XML data table

Adding a new column to an Excel XML data table We use XML feeds from our Domino applications to pull data into Excel. Users can right click on the data tables and they get updated from Domino. The functionality generally works well but if you need to add a new...

How we use XPages

How we use XPages

How we use XPages Cameron, Jesse and Paul have been putting a lot of effort into explaining how they use XPages and it has prompted me to post this on how we at FoCul  use XPages, something I have been meaning to do for a while. I will hopefully post more about why we...

Adding a new column to an Excel XML data table

We use XML feeds from our Domino applications to pull data into Excel. Users can right click on the data tables and they get updated from Domino. The functionality generally works well but if you need to add a new "column" to your XML feed there is no way in Excel to...

Source Control Disables Some Scheduled Agents in IBM Notes

Just a quick heads up about something that is known about but still catches me out from time to time. It may even be fixed in the latest versions but I can't find any IBM tech notes on it. If you have a scheduled agent that is set to run "More than once a day" and...

Quick Tip – passing parameters when using XP:openPage

Just a very quick tip. If you are using the XPages simple action and you need to pass a parameter via the URL then you can do this. You will need to add it via the source as designer doesn't support it via the properties. <xp:openPage name="/xp_f_mod.xsp"...

Amazon Workplaces – great for temporary machines

Juts a quick post to mention Amazon workspaces. We have been migrating 20 years of Notes data to a new XPages application and needed to PDF over 200k documents in the process. To do this we needed to run several Notes clients continuously for several weeks to create...