Sometimes users (or designers or admins), need to write the Replica Id of a db somewhere. In the db properties/info box, you can see the replica id, but there's no way to select it, so you have to read it and manually type it where you need it.
Currently there is no easy way to open a database in lotusscript that:
db.OpenByReplicaID requires the server to be specified, and will not fail over in a clustered environment. db.OpenWithFailover requires the server name ...
There is no way to copy the replica ID from the Database properties dialog. So the only way to save that information to use somewhere else is to take a screenshot, paste it somewhere else, like Paint where you can read it from and type in where you need it.
Right now @Formulas which work with a replica id need to get it in the format "XXXXXXXX:XXXXXXXX" (with a ":“), whereas LotusScript-functions only accept the replica-id without the ":". This is a constantly annoyance, and it should be so easy to make both functions work with ANY format....
Make the replica ID available as a column in the administrator client on the files tab.
If you are not familiar with how to select the columns, pull down File - Preferences - Administration Preferences, then click on the Files tab.
For that matter, the way the columns are ...
I think it will be helpful if the Database Open dialog box allows Replica ID also. That way we don't have to type the notes url on the notes client address bar to open the db.