Force a data entry form onto certain users desktops at a specific time

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I have a request to pop up a data entry form every Friday afternoon so Product Engineers can record their time for the week. I can imagine a LotusScript agent that sends an e-mail containing a link to the form, but we want it to be more aggressive - don't wait for the PE to check his/her mail, and don't expect them to click a link. Have the database "force" the form up on their screen. Can you have an agent push out a form to a small group of users at a specific time? Thanks in advance -- I'm just looking for help as I think this one through.
ASKED: September 28, 2004  3:37 PM
UPDATED: October 8, 2004  11:20 AM

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You could try using windows scheduled tasks:
1) Create “gateway” document in Notes. When user opens this document, real destination form is created and opened for that user.
2) Create .ndl file with link to that “gateway” document
3) Add command to windows scheduled tasks list to launch that .ndl file with appropriate schedule.

New form will pop up even if Lotus Notes is not running.

Weakness of this approach – you need create scheduled task on each desktop :(

Good luck!

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  • Sabinb
    1.My ideea is to send them not a memo but a reminder with necessary functional(hidden) fields completed so it trigger an alarm. I use this method to send an group to do item. 2.Or you can also put a LScript with a NotesTimer with that functionality in their local bookmark.nsf PostOpenDatabase event
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  • MGaines
    If your organization uses some form of "logon" scripting that is run each time someone logs onto their computer, consider adding your form job to the logon script.
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