Manage HCL Notes actions and action bars quickly and easily, all from one place

Oversee all shared and non-shared actions, action bars, and action buttons in an easy-to-use, visual toolkit.

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Manage all actions, action bars, action buttons in one place

actionBarEZ is a tool that offers you robust features that range from parsing every action button and property across all designs in a database to letting you mass-edit action bar settings across any number of designs. You get all this without having to ever open your Designer client.

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All actions visible in their correct positions

With actionBarEZ, you are just a couple of clicks away from parsing all of the action buttons throughout all of the designs in a given database and displaying them in an intuitive, color-coded interface. View, understand, and edit your action buttons across all designs in one simple and intuitive interface—without any need to open your Designer client.

  • Get a complete understanding of where your action buttons are thanks to a visual display that represents each button as a tile in a central chart, showing you all buttons in their true positions across all designs in a database.
  • Work with action buttons visually, by modifying the order of one or more action buttons. Use simple drag-and-drop, or deploy buttons with copy/paste ease—even across multiple designs.
  • Edit any action properties en-masse, such as, their icons and ‘Hide When’ settings, across multiple designs.
  • Manage shared actions and their presence across designs. Link to or remove links from shared actions in just a couple of clicks.

Create and deploy a new submenu across all designs in only a couple of clicks.

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Spotlight on shared actions

actionBarEZ allows you to get an easy-to-read “interactive map” of all shared actions present in an entire database within just a couple of clicks, effectively giving you near-instant results for a task that would have taken an impractical amount of time the traditional way. View and adjust shared actions with a global insight that isn’t available in your native Notes toolkit.

  • Display the entire catalog of shared actions present within an entire database—in an easy to read table—in just a few clicks.
  • Make actions shared; link to, and unlink to “placed” shared actions; and connect buttons to shared actions.
  • Ensure consistent shared action links across all designs in a given application.
  • Spot problems easily thanks to the color-coded display that instantly highlights the difference between shared and non-shared actions.
  • Update the properties of actions used in shared actions directly within a couple of clicks—for all shared actions or a selection of shared actions.

Spot any actions that should be linked to a shared action but aren’t—and repair their links quickly.

Central control over action bar settings

actionBarEZ lets you perform mass edits across a selection of multiple designs in an application. Keep a consistent look across multiple designs. Manage all your action bar settings across any number of designs in a database all at once. Gain full control over action bars with the ability to make consistent mass modifications in only a few clicks with actionBarEZ.

  • Modify any number of action bar properties across any number of designs in a database – all in one central application that is independent from the Notes designer client.
  • Configure your settings manually, or use existing action bar presets to propagate them to multiple designs with just a few clicks.

Seamlessly deploy previously designed action bar settings across all designs in a database.

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Local installation, far-reaching power

Installed on the client side only, actionBarEZ is completely independent from your Notes client. Because of this, actionBarEZ offers you speed and power, and independence that just isn’t possible with any native solution.

actionBarEZ is a standalone compiled application coded in an efficient, low-level language. When installed, it’s executable file (actionBarEZ.exe) is detached into your Notes Program Directory. Each time you start actionBarEZ, a new Notes session is created, independent from your Notes client session. This means that actionBarEZ runs parallel to your Notes and Designer client and thus will not interfere in any way.

In fact, you can think of actionBarEZ as a special “Designer client” to help you oversee and manage your designs’ action and action-bar settings across an entire database.

You can even select which ID you want to work with—without having to switch IDs in your Notes or Designer client!

As the rest of the Ytria tools, actionBarEZ is installed on the client side ONLY, there is no need to install anything on the server, and being a local install means no system downtime.

actionBarEZ offers you a multitude of features that surpass the functionality available in both the Notes and Designer clients (such as the ability to view all actions and action bars with only Reader access), yet our tools NEVER bypass Notes security. Certain key options, such as listing private designs, modifying designs or choosing which ID file you’d like to use for your actionBarEZ session, or enabling Full Access Administration, require you to have the proper access rights in order to use them.

The fact that actionBarEZ is an independent, compiled program, puts it in the position to outperform the Designer client. But beyond that, actionBarEZ can handle hundreds (or even thousands) of designs, giving you a much better overview of your global view and column architecture. Loading all this information can take a bit of time. Don’t worry though; we’ve built a bunch of pre-loading filter options into actionBarEZ—such as the types or names of designs to load—so you can pinpoint only the designs that you absolutely need to work with.

actionBarEZ operates through the official Notes API channels; any changes that you perform are will be reflected by a signature change upon saving them. However, we offer much more extensive history and log options than the native solutions. You have the option to create a special Modification Log database in which every single operation performed using our EZ Suite tools will be logged. You can place this database on either your local machine, or one of your servers. You can even use our licensing system to route logging for all EZ Suite users into a central log database.

* HCL formerly known as IBM Notes and Domino, and Lotus Notes.


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