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Midas Rich Text LSX 3.50 Released (along with Midas C++ API and @Midas Formulas)

Fri 5 Aug 2005, 01:10 PM



by Ben Langhinrichs
Today we released Version 3.50 of the Midas Rich Text family of products.  I am working on a complete list of new features and fixes, but one quick item is worth mentioning.  Running some tests with HTML generation performance on R5, I ran a test generating HTML for every document in the 2002 Business Partner forum, a total of 39728 documents with links, attachments, tables, images and more.  It took 44 seconds to run through the whole database, which is an amazing 903 per second.  Now, I have a pretty good workstation, but it isn't as fast as a robust server.  Pretty darn amazing even to me, and I am the one who has been tuning and cleaning up the engine for the past several months.

Anyway, more soon, but I wanted to announce that these were available on our website for those who have been waiting.

Copyright 2005 Genii Software Ltd.

What has been said:


350.1. Mika Heinonen
(08/16/2005 08:24 AM)

Is is possible with LotusScript to get the URL link of pictures of Notes Documents which have an pasted/embedded image in them using Midas 3.50?

I know it's possible to do with NotesDatabase.GetDocumentByURL(), and then have another LotusScript agent which scans the HTML code for the picture links, but this is a half-manual process, and needs a Notes Client (vs Server based agent), and I would like to automate it.


350.2. Ben Langhinrichs
(08/16/2005 08:43 AM)

Mika - Of course. Simply connect to a rich text field with Midas, define a chunk as "Graphic 1", then use:

db.FilePath+"/Body/"+rtchunk.GraphicOffset+"?OpenElement&FieldElemFormat="+rtchunk.GraphicFormat

The GraphicOffset is the 0.18c or whatever part of the URL, while the GraphicFormat is GIF or JPEG or whatever. You could do this in @Midas Formulas with a simple formula as well, if that would work better for you (or in C++ for that matter)


350.3. Mika Heinonen
(08/16/2005 09:21 AM)

Wow, that's excellent!

You've just got a new customer, if we can agree on the licensing and pricing :)

How much does it cost when I want to use Midas from one server? It is doing a LotusScript based batch run whenever new documents arrive, and it will write the URL link which it gets from Midas to a text field on the document.