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I have some VB code that sends an email.  It works fine if I am already logged into Lotus Notes.  I want the code to be able to work in batch and send the email when I am not signed on to Notes.  When I try and use the 'Initialize' method to set my password, I get an error 'Lotus Notes(88) - R438 "No such property or method".  Then Notes pops up a dialog  box asking for my password.

global IndSession As Object
set IndSession = nothing
set IndSession = CreateObject("Notes.NotesSession")
call IndSession.Initialize("mypasword")
Set db = IndSession.GetDatabase("LNMAIL2/SRV/xxxxxxxx", "mail\xxxxxx.nsf")
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by:HemanthaKumar
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Did you install lotus notes on the machine ?

Try using CreateObject("Lotus.NotesSession")

~Hemanth
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by:rdclk23
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Yes, Notes is installed on the machine.  It works fine if I type my password in when prompted.  I want to suppress the password prompt.

I tried CreateObject("Lotus.NotesSession") and got an error 'Object Creation failed. Bad Object class.'  

I am using Lotus Notes 6.


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by:HemanthaKumar
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The password should be your internet password.. not notes id password.

Also try using Call session.InitializeUsingNotesUserName("name", "password")

name is shortname listed in person doc of address book and password is the internet password
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by:rdclk23
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I'm still getting the 'no such property or method' error.  Maybe it's a timing thing and Notes is taking a few seconds to open.  Can you recommend some VB code like a delay loop that I can put before the Initialize call?
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session = CreateObject("Lotus.NotesSession")
           session.Initialize("arsenal13") - here arsenal13 is the password

Partha
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by:HemanthaKumar
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I don't think it is a timing issue. It is pretty straightforward.. and you can search in this forum on usage of initialize method
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by:xp_commander
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As our guru qwaleete as already describerd earlier in this post :- http://www.experts-exchange.com/Applications/Email/Lotus_Notes_Domino/Q_21056925.html

" If you want to rearchitect the way you are doing the code, you COULD throw up a VB dialog with SendTo, etc. fields, prefilled, and allow the user to send the message from within your program, and you could then use the newer COM NotesSession class (Lotus.NotesSession or Domino.NotesSession) to send it without invoking Notes. "

You need to change your code to replace this :-
set IndSession = CreateObject("Notes.NotesSession")  
with
set IndSession = CreateObject("Lotus.NotesSession")    OR set IndSession = CreateObject("Domino.NotesSession")  

Also if you search within this forum , there is lots of discussion and working sample codes for your required code.

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Thanks for you help folks, but this is going no where.  People are giving me suggestions without reading the thread.  I withdraw the question.
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>> .  I withdraw the question.

If you withdraw that I may be able to help :)
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Hi rdclk23,
> Thanks for you help folks, but this is going no where.  People are giving me suggestions without
> reading the thread.  I withdraw the question.

No, I think you are not reading the answers.  Good luck, and, perhaps, good riddance.  Sorry, but that was called for.

Cheers!
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by:rdclk23
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Drop dead.   When people keep telling me to use CreateObject("Lotus.NotesSession")
 after I posted the error 'Object Creation failed. Bad Object class.' , I get annoyed.  When I say I want to suppress the password prompt and someone responds with a suggestion for more VB dialog boxes, I get annoyed.  As I stated in the beginning, the code I have WORKS if Notes if open as a client session.  I have since changed my solution to not use email so all of this is mute anyway.

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