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Allow Custom Contols on Xpages from Different Databases 
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: Elijah Lapson392 22 Apr 2010
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Allow the ability to import a custom control on an Xpage from a different database. I am attempting to refactor a Domino based Intranet and I have been using subforms (for the shell header and footer). Subforms can be shared across databases. This currently means I can update the subform and the design changes propogate throughout the website.
The Xpages equivilent is a custom control which currently (as I undrestand it) can not be shared across databases.
For more information please see this thread on notes.net. Please note Erik Brooks' execellent workaround. Hopefully this idea is just a matter of time.
Thanks for listening,
Elijah Lapson

1) Vlad Sh10448 (23 Apr 2010)
The option "Inherit from refresh or replace to modify" is present in this Custom Contols just as in any element of design. Thus, you can use these controls in different databases.
I do not understand what this idea.
2) Elijah Lapson392 (30 Apr 2010)
Vlad - I understand you can set up a template which the database with the Custom Control can inherit from. It is more that I would like to update code in one place and have multiple databases using that code. Instead you have to manage which design elements are getting updated in each database.

I would like the functionality to mimic subforms in this way. As a website Administrator it is so much nicer when someone asks for a change to the site to be able to make the change and see it reflected immediately across all the databases. Instead of telling someone they should wait until the design update propagates all the databases.


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