Thursday, 10 March 2011

Unhide Design

I have a number of templates where a rogue developer has locked the design and has lost the templates (or won't share them). 

There is a solution to unhide the design.

1. Make a local copy of the database
2. Ensure you have manager or designer rights.
3. Open up the .nsf file in a hexadecimal editor.
4. Change address 000000BC from the hexadecimal code 20 to 00.
5. Save the .nsf file.

This does not seem to work with 8.5.1

1 comment:

  1. Pascal Monett4 May 2012 at 11:23

    Let's be honest here : this "solution" dates from R3 and does not "unhide" the compiled script and formulas.
    So, by using this trick, you will get the list of views and forms of the database, but the business logic behind them is still not accessible.
    Up to you to decide if this hack is of any use.