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Allow resources from other databases

If you want to use the same code / resource in multiple databases (which do not inherit from the same template), you have to copy-paste the resource to all these databases. This makes it hard to maintain the resources.

With resources, I mean files, css, images, ... but also Also code libraries (lotusscript, java)

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  • Jul 15 2018
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    Guest commented
    July 15, 2018 14:19

    Can you explain why you wouldn't want to use template inheritance for this?  Seems to me that using templates, even multiple templates to store design elements will meet this need.

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    Guest commented
    July 15, 2018 16:37

    @Guest (the commenter, not OP):  template inheritance can get pretty messy, and at least in the past I have been told to avoid that, because it can be buggy.
    I think it would be very useful to be able to call resources from other databases.

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    Guest commented
    July 17, 2018 11:59

    Using templates recently delivers often broken code until you recompile all databases that inherit their resources from the template.

    Also this produces disk overload, if most of the databases are using the same template.

    Being able to load resources from another database will also reduce the cost of updating all dependend databases.

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    Guest commented
    July 18, 2018 07:13

    Couple of reasons for not using templates:

    If you use template inheritance, the resources are in all databases separately instead of in one place.

    When changing the design, you have to wait until all relying databases are refreshed.

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    Thomas Hampel commented
    October 27, 2018 08:18

    Moving idea to product : Domino Designer