Notes Driver Support for XDS Attribute Types and Field Data Types
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By Perry Nuffer
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Posted: 3 Oct 2007
What XDS attribute types and Lotus Notes field data types does the driver support?
AnswerThe NotesDriverShim can handle the following XDS attribute types (i.e. type="string"):
The NotesDriverShim does not handle any "structured" attributes, with the exception of the eDirectory Facsimile Telephone Number attribute. The NotesDriverShim accepts this structured attribute by accepting the faxNumber component as a string, and ignoring the faxBitCount, and the faxParameters components.
ndsrep can publish the following Notes database field data types:
- Number List or Range
- Text List
- Time/Date List or Range
Notes databases support many other field data types, most of which store data in a specialized or custom format. If the Notes driver is configured to synchronize a field whose type is not listed above, and then ndsrep attempts to publish this field, it will not be able to do so. It will output a string similar to the following:
"Item FieldXYZ on Note FCE56B26A76B072C1256639003A440F is an unsupported type, skipping"
The following is a simple driver data type mapping table:
|================================| |DATA TYPE | MAPPING TABLE | |XDS attr type | Notes data type| |==============|=================| |counter | Number | |int | Number | |string | Text | |time | Time/Date | |================================|
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