Using a user defined MIME header in Notes views

Technote (troubleshooting)


Problem

A user defined MIME header does not produce the desired results in a Notes view.

Diagnosing the problem

As per Technote 1192072, in order to display a value within a view column, you must use a Summary type field with the Summary field flag. MIME header objects do not contain the Summary flag, with the exception of the MIME-Version field.

Resolving the problem

The above Technote provides a sample agent which can be used to create a new field from a MIME header, which will provide a Summary flag. However, if the MIME header to be used is a user-defined header, it will be easier to have the generating application create an X-Notes-Item header. X-Notes-Item headers are converted into Notes fields by the router.

Example:
In your Inbox view, you wish to have a column indicating security clearance on specific mails. The field can have the following values:
1 = Public
2 = Internal
3 = Restricted
You will store this value in a field called SecurityCategory. If you generate a MIME header of this name, it will not have the required Summary flag. Instead create a header as follows:
X-Notes-Item: n; name=SecurityCategory
where n has a value of 1, 2 or 3. The router will convert this field to a Notes field with a Summary flag and the column can have a formula as follows:
@If( SecurityCategory = "1" ; "PUBLIC";
SecurityCategory = "2" ; "INTERNAL";
SecurityCategory = "3" ; "RESTRICTED";
SecurityCategory)

Related information

Can You Display the Contents of a MIME Header in a View

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Document information


More support for:

IBM Domino
Templates

Software version:

8.0, 8.5, 9.0

Operating system(s):

AIX, AIX 64bit, IBM i, Linux, Linux iSeries, Linux zSeries, Solaris, Windows, Windows 64bit, i5/OS, z/OS

Reference #:

1633225

Modified date:

2013-04-03

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