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Lotus Notes - Open db on email arrival?

By lisajeanannerino ·

We currently have Outlook and will be converting to Lotus Notes very soon.

In Outlook there is a rule option to open an application when an email arrives.

How would I go about doing that in Lotus Notes, because I know that rule option is not available?

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!!

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by mikejkemp In reply to Lotus Notes - Open db on ...

In your Notes mail file you can create an agent which is triggered after new mail arrives. You can make this agent run a formula. Notes 'formulas' are built around the Function Language (@Functions), little known (these days) but able to compress many lines of LotusScript into one command. The particular command you may be interested is illustrated in this extract from the Lotus Notes Designer Help: This formula launches 1?2?3 for Windows and loads the worksheet named SALES.WK4.
@Command( [Execute]; "C:\\123W\\PROGRAMS\\123W.EXE"; "C:\\123W\\WORK\\SALES.WK4" )

Hope this Helps


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by lisajeanannerino In reply to Lotus Notes - Open db on ...

For clarification...
I need it to actually open an access database when it arrives, not the attachment from the email.

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by lisajeanannerino In reply to Lotus Notes - Open db on ...

Thank you so much!! I'll try it out.

Although, I'm new to Lotus Notes, can let me know how to get this started??


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