Installing a Notes Database

Before installing or trying any of the sample Lotus Notes database applications, we recommend that you thoroughly review the "About the Developers Toolbox" section in this chapter as well as the corresponding chapter information. Follow these steps to install one of the Lotus Notes database applications:

Step 1.

Open the database. Locate the developers toolbox folder and double-click on the desired database.

Step 2.

Create a cross certificate. The first time you open a database, you will be prompted to create a cross certificate. This is a digital certificate that enables Lotus Notes applications created in one domain to be accessed from another domain. Click Yes when a message similar to the one in Figure A.12 is displayed.

Figure A.12. Example of the "Create Cross Certificate" message

After clicking Yes, a digital certificate will be added to your Lotus Notes address book in the "Certificates" section and can be deleted at any time without impacting your Lotus Notes client. See Chapter 19, "Security," for additional information relating to cross certification.

Step 3.

When the database is open, you can create a new copy of the database by selecting the File > Database > New Copy menu options. This will enable you to play with or modify the design of the database. A dialog box similar to Figure A.13 will display.

Figure A.13. Example of the "New Copy" dialog for copying databases

Step 4.

Optionally, set the server location, database title, and filename values. If you prefer to create the database on a server, change the Server value from Local to a valid Domino server. Click OK to create a new copy of the database.


Its important to understand that the default access level for the database is set to "Manager." This means that anyone may add or delete documents. It also allows anyone with access to the Domino Designer client to modify the database design. Be sure to update the ACL settings to control who can add, delete, and modify aspects of the database. See Chapter 19 for additional information regarding the ACL.


You may receive "Execution Security Alert" statements the first time you run some of the database applications (see Figure A.14). When received, you can review who "signed" the database and the "action" to be performed. Select the Start trusting the signer to execute this action option and OK to continue.

Figure A.14. Example Execution Security Alert message

An Introduction to the Lotus Domino Tool Suite

Getting Started with Designer

Navigating the Domino Designer Workspace

Domino Design Elements

An Introduction to Formula Language

An Introduction to LotusScript

Fundamentals of a Notes Application

Calendar Applications

Collaborative Applications

Reference Library Applications

Workflow Applications

Web Applications

Design Enhancements Using LotusScript

Design Enhancements Using Formula Language

View Enhancements

Sample Agents

Miscellaneous Enhancements and Tips for Domino Databases

Data Management


Application Deployment and Maintenance


Appendix A. Online Project Files and Sample Applications

Appendix B. IBM® Lotus® Notes® and Domino®Whats Next?

Lotus Notes Developer's Toolbox(c) Tips for Rapid and Successful Deployment
Lotus Notes Developers Toolbox: Tips for Rapid and Successful Deployment
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