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Re: Lotus Notes <The document specified by the link cannot be located within the Linked-to database>

BMaadarani asked
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hello Experts,

I have a VB application that automatically creates a document within a Lotus Notes database. When the document is created, it acquires the universal id of the document, and then creates a doclnk file, which basically means a short-cut to the created document.

After the reference file is created, it goes ahead, and launches Lotus Notes with the name and location of the reference file as a parameter. This means that launch Lotus Notes, and open the document whose specs are within the document link.

The problem is when the application launches, it sometimes is successful in openning the Lotus Notes document, and others I get a Lotus Notes messages as follows:

< The document specified by the link cannot be located within the Linked-to database>

I am extremely frustrated with the lack of consistency of the process. So, if there is anyone that can suggest a solution the issue, or better yet an alternative to my method, I would really appreciate it.

thank you
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HonorGodSoftware Engineer

What version of Lotus Blotes?

You might consider a LotusScript agent (it is very, very similar syntax to VB) that can be scheduled to execute when Blotes starts up, and looks for an input file, and from this input file creates the document.


I am using version 6.5.3..

Your suggestion is valid only when Lotus Notes is not already running. I need a resolution that fits both scenarios, when Lotus Notes is running, and when not.

Thanks HonorGod
HonorGodSoftware Engineer

 An agent can be schedule to run periodically, and at startup.
HonorGodSoftware Engineer

 You could even send a "special message" that would indicate to a lotus notes filter that the agent should be run


An agent may not be called, since the application is operating on a workstation, and not a Domino server. Can you please elaborate a little further on the "special message" ID?
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