Frequently asked questions about NotesDB
Does NotesDB require any installation or setup?
NotesDB is a Notes database itself, so all you need is a working
Lotus Notes installation.
Which versions of Lotus Notes clients are supported?
NotesDB 4.0 supports the following client versions:
- Lotus Notes Client 5.0.11 (limited support)
- Lotus Notes Client 6.0 (limited support)
- Lotus Notes Client 7.0 (limited support)
- Lotus Notes Client 8.0
- Lotus Notes Client 8.5
Limited support for older Lotus Notes clients:
If you need to use older versions of Lotus Notes Clients, we also support Lotes Notes Client prior to R8.0
with our old NotesDB 3.x branch (which is missing the latest features of NotesDB).
Please send us an email if you like to use the older versions for details.
Which RDBMS versions have been tested using NotesDB?
NotesDB has been tested using
- Microsoft Access 2003
- MS SQL Server 2000
- mySQL 4.0.15, 4.1.12, 5.0.11
- PostGreSQL 8.x
- Oracle 10i
How can I verify if NotesDB can export my databases?
First of all, you can download the sample database and the
sample conversion results. If you are still in doubt, request an Evaluation copy.
Do I need an active JDBC connection or can I also
generate SQL streams?
NotesDB allows you to generate SQL streams (INSERT-statements)
to be executed in a database server later.
Of course it also allows you to export directly into a
relational database using JDBC.
Does NotesDB require a Domino server or can it be run
NotesDB can run on the local workstation as well as on the
Does NotesDB support export of Domino.doc databases?
Domino.doc database is actually a set of .nsf linking together.
NotesDB just reads all of the documents inside a database, so it
will simply pull of the data out of any Notes database you give
Does NotesDB support batch conversion of multiple
databases at once?
NotesDB allows you to configure as many databases as you want.
You can also run on multiple configurations, so you can run the
export script on all databases you have configured - which can
be 10 or 100, if you like.
Does NotesDB support the LN:DI document format?
NotesDB can extract all attachments and embedded objects in a document.
Does NotesDB support export of Unicode data (e.g.
NotesDB supports Unicode format both for direct SQL export and
for SQL streams (SQL INSERT-statements). Starting with Lotus
Notes R6, LotusScript supports writing files with any MIME
character set. If the database driver used is not capable of
Unicode characters, NotesDB allows you to export the
INSERT-statements in many all MIME character sets Lotus Notes
supports (e.g. UTF-8, UTF-16, ...). NotesDB has been
successfully tested to support Cyrillic characters using UTF-8
Does NotesDB support export of document properties?
NotesDB supports the export of the following document
properties: created, encryptonsend, isdeleted, isprofile,
isresponse, issigned, isvalid, lastaccessed, lastmodified,
noteid, parentdocumentunid, signonsend, signer, size,
Frequently asked questions about Support
Does the product have an English language version?
Yes, NotesDB ships in English language.
How quickly will I get the product?
After ordering please allow us for 1-2 business days for
shipment. You will receive the product by email including a
What's the best way to contact you?
Please contact us by email, you can find more info on our contact page.