A parameter MaxEntries would be the maximum number of entries to return if @DBLookup hits multiple entries.
For example, I want to return the Last 5 entries in a discussion for web display, but don't want to use an embedded view (because I'm using pure HTML with <computed values> ...
The possibility to add an additional parameter to @DbColumn where I can define the maximum results I want to have returned:
@DbColumn( class : cache ; server : database ; view ; columnNumber ; maxResult )
In stead of getting the complete chunk of results back now I only ...
XPages are here, they're big and bad and scalable. They integrate with @Formulas, which is extremely powerful. For things like repeat controls, type-ahead, etc. there are times when you use @DbLookup or @DbColumn.
But these functions are limited in returning 64K, like the days of old.
Two new ...
a pain in the ass when giving support on a Notes application or when making modifications is that without a system description or a scan using third party tools it is hard to see which dependencies their are to other Notes systems.
@dbcolumn and @dblookup commands have the reference ...
this could be usefullfor example build tagclouds via @dbcolumn / @dblookup
in case the @dbcolumn function could use the programmatic name of a column instead of the columnnumber it would be easier to make updates on views.