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How does designPropEZ work?

designPropEZ is a tool that lets you parse all designs—even private design elements—within a given database to audit and edit their properties in one central interface. On this page you'll find some answers to questions that you might be wondering about: How does it "work"? How (and where) is it installed? Are there any risks? Is there an "undo" button? Etc. So, here you go!

How does designPropEZ "work"?

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

In fact, you can think of designPropEZ as a special "Notes client" that can parse and display all properties for all design elements at once across an entire database. You can even select which ID you want to work with—without having to switch IDs in your Notes client!

What type of installation does designPropEZ require?

As with the rest of the Ytria tools, designPropEZ 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.

How does designPropEZ affect security?

designPropEZ 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 views and folders, their indexes, and all properties even with Reader access only), yet our tools NEVER bypass Notes security. Certain key options such as which ID file you'd like to use for your designPropEZ session, or enabling Full Access Administration, require you to have the proper access rights in order to use them.

Are my modifications safe?

With designPropEZ, you can modify properties on any number of designs in a database at once in merely a few clicks. With such power available, how can you know that you're making the right changes? Don't worry, we've got you covered! Your modifications are protected by a two-step saving process which allows you to review your changes before deploying them—regardless of the modification you've performed.

What about speed? Do I get all this info right away?

The fact that designPropEZ is an independent, compiled program puts it in the position to outperform the Designer client. But beyond that, designPropEZ can display thousands of designs' properties all at once. Loading all of this information can take a bit of time. Don't worry though, we've built a set of pre-loading filter options—such as selecting designs that are Private, Hidden, Notes Hide—into designPropEZ so you can pinpoint only the designs that you absolutely need to work with.

How does logging pertain to designPropEZ?

designPropEZ 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.