Hiding Tabs on a Table in Lotus Domino 7.0.2

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Is is possible to hide an entire tab on a table (displayed 1 tab at a time), not just the data on the tab in 7.02?
ASKED: September 17, 2010  2:51 PM
UPDATED: September 21, 2010  1:32 PM

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When you assign a hide formula to all the content in a tab, the tab disappears. There is no control that hides the tab independently of hide formulas for the content.

Tip: The easiest way I have found to write reliable hide formulas is to write a condition that represents the state in which the content should appear and that is reliable (e.g. there will never be errors in those field values), then wrap the condition in a NOT.

Example:
!(Status = “Open” & Approval = “”)

The data controlled by this formula will show if the Status is Open and the Approval is blank.

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This is not actually true. You can use the above method, it is just not the only method. On the properties of a tabbed table, you can choose to “programmatically” change tabs, and then choose not to display the tabs. Then use a button on the tab to go to the tab you want. I have used this many times to make “wizard” like dialog boxes and all kinds of things.

To change a tab programmatically, just use the hidden table name – $TableName, assign it (it is technically a field) the value of the tab name you want and do a refreshhideformulas.

This is documented in help quite well, but let me know if you need more specifics. Also, this has been a feature since tabbed tables (version 5 I believe, could have been 6 though)

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  • BruceWayne
    Remember : All the lines of the tab must be hidden, if you want to not display the entire tab !
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  • Brooklynegg
    Good point, Sliktool! We don't hide tabs a lot, so I have used the hide formula method for the occassional and simple instances. I have seen the method you described used in our company for more complex uses. I probably should have made sure I understood it and used it in my solutions to be consistent. The method you describe is not complex,of course -- just different from what I described.
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