Merge (NotesDocumentCollection - LotusScript®)

Adds to a document collection any documents not already in the collection that are contained in a second collection.

Note: This method is new with Release 8.

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Call notesDocumentCollection .Merge( inputNotes )



String, NotesDocument, NotesDocumentCollection, NotesViewEntry or NotesViewEntryCollection. The NotesDocument, NotesDocuments, NotesViewEntry or NotesViewEntries that the method will merge with the NotesViewEntryCollection. A single NotesDocument can be specified by note ID (a String value) or NotesDocument object. Multiple NotesDocuments must be specified as a NotesDocumentCollection. A single NotesViewEntry object can be specified, as long as the NotesViewEntry object has a NotesDocument associated with it. Multiple NotesViewEntry objects that have NotesDocuments associated with them, can be specified as a NotesViewEntryCollection.


The document or documents (or the view entries and their associated documents) being merged by this method must be in the same database as the original collection. Otherwise, the method will return the error "the specified note or notes do not exist in the database" or, if a noteID was passed to the method that matches a noteID in the original collection's database, the method will use the unintended document.

This method performs a union of the two document collections.