Creating, Modifying, and Troubleshooting Shared Fields
In Notes/Domino, fields are used to enter, modify, and display data stored in items. (Item is the technical name for a discrete data element stored in a Notes document.) Fields can be used in forms, subforms, and layout regions and can be either single-use fields or shared fields. Single-use fields can only be used in the form or subform in which they are created (these are covered in depth in Chapter 4). A Shared field, is a field that can be used in any form or subform in a database. Three key criteria must be specified when creating fields: the field name, the data type of the field, and the field type.
Each field on a form or subform must have a unique name. In addition ...