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Search Field Name Or Opening of Field Properties box by Providing field name. 
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: Nasir Javed1132 05 Dec 2007
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Scenario: If you have many hidden fields on your form and you want to change the properties of any hidden field, often it becomes really very difficult to physically locate that field to change the properties. This becomes more difficult if you have couple of subforms and you don't know which subform might contain that field.  Though I know that while during form designing you add lables just before the hidden fields, you can locate them easily, BUT if you are following good programming practices for Domino. Only Then. :)

Suggestion: So either there should be option in Designer to search the Field by name on form (automatically searching through all subforms embedded in that) and highlight that particular field or may be A dialog to ask for Field name and Open up Field Properties box if one found by that name. (This could be an extra check box on Search Text Dialog to search the field)

Or may be if there is already any feature like this which I am not aware of. :) Please share your thoughts.




1) Slawek Rogulski8874 (06 Dec 2007)
I think there is some merit to this, but it might not work if you have a computed sub-form where the formula uses information that is only known at run-time. In this scenario you may consider sub-forms for searching that at run-time will never be used.
Also somewhat tangential, some fields may only be defined in script without having a presence on any form. It would be good to include those in the search too but without a formalized way of specifying them I think it will not be possible except to guess.
2) Nasir Javed1132 (06 Dec 2007)
Yes, there are couple of exceptions as you mentioned about computed subforms.
However we have such feature in designer, it can save good amount of time.
3) Grant Lindsay686 (06 Dec 2007)
For example, type-ahead style searching in the "Objects" box that, when an element is found, Designer navigates to it on the form design pane.
4) Ron Kats642 (06 Dec 2007)
Maybe the TeamStudio Configurator is tool you can use for this. There is also an IBM equilevant in the Sandbox > { Link } <
5) Paul Davies12381 (06 Dec 2007)
I use the Teamstudio tool for this so personally it is moot
6) Grant Lindsay686 (07 Dec 2007)
Does the Team Studio tool *take you* to the element (field) to let you then begin editing it? Or does it just *tell you* the the element exists on such-and-such a form?
7) Harkpabst Meliantrop3248 (10 Dec 2007)
Configurator doesn't have to take you to any element, as it rather acts as a global serach and replace on Domino databases. DDSearch is generally closer to TeamStudio Analyzer, than to Configurator, but I definitely like it.










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