Import (NotesUIDocument - LotusScript®)

Imports a file.

Note: This method is new with Release 5.

Defined in



Call notesUIDocument .Import( [ filter$ , filename$ ] )



String. Optional. The types of file are specified as follows. You do not have to spell the name exactly as shown and case does not matter; you have to include enough characters to uniquely identify the file type. In case of ambiguity, Notes/Domino will use the first file type in the list that matches your entry.

  • ASCII Text
  • Binary with Text
  • BMP Image
  • CGM Image
  • GIF Image
  • HTML File
  • JPEG Image
  • Lotus® 1-2-3®
  • Lotus® PIC
  • Lotus® Word Pro®
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft RTF
  • Microsoft Word
  • Network Portable Graphic
  • PCX Image
  • TIFF 5.0 Image
  • Unsupported File as Text
  • WordPerfect
    Note: This list is subject to change. To verify the list, check "Files of type" in the "Import" dialog box.


String. Optional. The name of the file.


The focus must be in a rich text field for this method to work.

Specify no parameters or both parameters:

  • If you specify no parameters, the "Import" dialog box appears. The user selects the file type and file name.
  • Specifying the parameters bypasses the "Import" dialog box. Additional dialog may appear, for example, the query "Preserve existing line breaks in text?" in the case of ASCII Text files.