Show ’n’ tell XV: scheduled agents in NTFs

Here’s something I didn’t know: if you are developing in a Notes template (i.e. an NTF file), any scheduled agents you’ve set up may not run. I did a little rooting around, and discovered this useful tidbit of information:

From testing, it appears that Agent Manager does not routinely check .NTF files for agents to add to the agent queue. If you open such an agent and save it, however, Agent Manager will pick it up and it will run until the agent cache refreshes. If you want to test a scheduled agent, it is recommended that you test it in an .NSF; then when you are satisfied it is working properly, copy the agent into the template (or copy the whole .NSF to create the template).

So there you go. Read more…

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