September 3rd, 2018: Release 184.108.40.2066 of Import Image 2 Lotus Notes (II2LN) is out. First of all is every file in the package signed with updated certificates, meaning that Windows 10’s SmartScreen won’t make II2LN stumble on Windows 10. In addition a new and updated internal DXL-processor works even faster behind the scenes. Happy image importing.
List Fields – as most other software – loves to be installed with Administrator rights on your computer. Why? Because it need to deploy a couple of COM files, register them correctly in Windows, and update the registry amongst other things. If you do install with Administrator rights (remember, right click on the installer file and choose “Run as Administrator”"), most issues should never surface in your case
Another thing to bear in mind is that Windows gets more and more security from version to version. The latest Windows 10 does a fair amount of “sandboxing” to try to keep evil code out of harms way. This may lead to problems that we must know how to fix.
Read on to see some extra tricks you can try out if List Fields bail out on you! Note that these tricks may work on Windows 7 too.
December 26th, 2016; Today a new release of Notes Import Export Library (IEL) has been released. You can download 220.127.116.1183 from the product page. Besides a lot of small bug fixes and some cool enhancements, the biggest news is the ability to update you existing Notes target documents with a key.
You can simply specify any target field as a key by right-clicking on it and choose Set as key...
IEL will enumerate all the views in the target database and then let you choose what view to use as a lookup view during import;
This means that IEL for each imported Excel or CSV record, will check if the value in the key-field is found in the lookup-view. If found, IEL will update the existing document instead of creating a new one.
As for formulas, IEL will show you that a field has been designated as a key;
If you combine this new possibility with the ability to save import and export options (as *.vci or *.vce files), you can now pretty quickly have a scenario where you can quickly import - and update - any Excel or CSV file with a predefined option file. Remember, you can simply double-click on the option file to launch it directly witout the need to do any mapping first too.
September 13th, 2016. Today you can download release 18.104.22.16805 of Notes Import Export Library!
Amongst a bunch of fixes and other enhancements, the biggest news is that IEL now support import and export of Comma Separated Files (CSV) with the same ease and power as for the Excel files.
With simple alternatives you can control both the format of the input file (and yes, IEL can read and write almost anything. Got EBCDIC for System i? No problem. Of course you can use “auto” to let IEL guess the input format for you!).