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Is Lotus Database has primary key for its field?

Posted on 2002-06-19
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Hello, I am very new to Lotus. When I create a field, I can see any primary key for me to define.

Why? where is the primary key? Lotus do not need key?
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gbentley earned 20 total points
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Lotus Notes is not a relational database and therefore does not follow the relational rules. Hence, no tables, no relations, no joins, no primary key, no foriegn keys, etc.

It identifies documents by a document_id field that is included by default.

Hope that answers the question.
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by:Arunkumar
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The only product that handles unstructured data - structured...

;-)
Dont never ever relate to any RDBMS and you are done there!
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by:Jean Marie Geeraerts
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gbentley got it right on the nose.
Notes is not setup to be a relational database and therefore no keys are defined.
If you want to search a notes database, you create an index and use full-text index searching to find documents in the database.
In the full-text search you can search on any value of any field, a combination of fields, etc...

Lookup full-text search in the help database to find out more.
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by:realman1
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Thank you, guys. :)
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by:realman1
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Thank you, guys. :)
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