Creating a web link to a Lotus Notes database

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Would there be any way to make a regular web (or anchor) link that opens up Lotus Notes client and displays my pre-determined database from my workspace?

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http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/dominowiki.nsf/dx/How_to_create_clickable_link_in_lotus_notes_email

 

That link only instructs you on creating a link within Notes.  To put a link on a webpage, it may be easier to know the basic format needed.  It looks like this:

notes://ServerName/PathIfNeeded/DatabaseName/ViewNameOptional/DocumentIDOptional

The “notes://” is the protocol instead of “http://”

Just as clicking on a shortcut for mydoc.pdf would launch your pdf reader and load the document for viewing, the hyperlink will launch the Notes client and open the database.  So,

notes://AppServer1/MyApp.nsf

would open the database MyApp on server AppServer1 if MyApp is in the data directory.  The path is relative to the data directory.  So, if the app is in a subdirectory to the data directory, you might have

notes://AppServer1/Libraries/MyApp.nsf

If you look at the properties for a document in your database and go to the tab with a + sign, you’ll see a field labelled Indentifier.  You can copy that and paste it as a link.  The “notes://servername” part will be there.  The next string of numbers/letters (up to the next forward slash) is the database ID.  If you just use the string up to this point, it will work.  You can also substitute the file name for the string.  So,

notes://servername/string

is the same as

notes://servername/MyApp.nsf

The next string of numbers/letters (32 hexadecimal chars up to the next forward slash) is the view ID.  You can also substitute the view name for the ID.  The final 32 char hex string is the document ID.  So,

notes://AppServer1/Discussions/MyApp.nsf/AllDocs/32CharHexStringHere

would launch Notes and open the specified document in the AllDocs view of the MyApp.nsf database in the Discussions director on AppServer1.

 

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