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XPages - Native support for RDB access 
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: John Mackey656 06 Jul 2009
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XPages should have native access to RDB data.  This will allow the use of external SQL data in views and forms in conjunction with Notes data.  Moving Domino Designer to Eclipse was a big step forward in opening up the propertairy technology of the Lotus Notes development platform.  The next step to wider acceptance of Lotus Notes as an application development platform is to allow the tool to easily integrate with other systems in a corporate environment. 
Sure you can write java sql procedures and call them now from XPages server side javascript.  But this is a one off solution and more of a work around.  Or you can write routines to bring in this data into Notes (or use a third party product), but again this is additional work and effort and adds to the complexity of what should be a simple task.  Why shouldn't the developer be able to point and click and have data come from multiple data sources as with other development platforms?
I know this has been mentioned as a future enhancement for XPages but I feel we need to drum up support to make sure this happens.


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