Domino 9.0.1: Bug with documents not appearing in categorized views

After upgrading to Domino 9.0.1 you may run into weird view problems where documents, especially response documents may not appear in categorised views.

Only “shift + F9” will solve the problem temporarily, but as soon as documents are added to the database, the problem might occur again.

The issue has already been reported in LO78849 “DOCUMENTS DISAPPEAR FROM VIEWS AFTER UPGRADING TO DOMINO 9.0.1” (authentication is required to access the technote).

According to IBM Support, this issue has the highest severity and they are working on a fix. It’s supposed to be addressed in FP2 for Domino 9.0.1.

As a temporary workaround, IBM Support recommends to set MAX_PERMUTE_RECURSE=100000 in the server’s notes.ini.

This parameter which is new in Domino 9.0.1 and 8.5.3 FP6 has been introduced due to SPR #KHAN87ZUTS and seems to be part of the root cause because

…the number of hierarchical responses that can be added to a given collection…

is now somehow limited. I wonder if the same problem also occurs in Domino 8.5.3 FP6?


Lotus Notes 8.5.2 Basic: EditProfile does not work

There is a bug in Lotus Notes 8.5.2 Basic version, which prevents you from editing or creating profile documents.

Neither using formula language (@Command([EditProfileDocument] ; formname; uniqueKey) or @Command([EditProfile] ; formname; uniqueKey)) nor using LotusScript (notesUIWorkspace.EditProfile( profileName$ [, uniqueKey$]) lets you edit or create your profile documents.

This behaviour does not occur in Lotus Notes 8.5.2 Standard version, so the current workaround is switching to Standard version.

IBM is already aware of this issue and it has been reported in SPR # OIHZ893RHK.

The current status of this SPR:

– Fixed in 8.5.3 (when released);
– Currently under investigation for 8.5.2 FP1

There is also an open APAR for that.


Bug with already used passwords in Lotus Notes 8.0.2

If you have “password checking” enabled and/or use a password policy in your Domino environment, Lotus Notes remembers (by default) the last 50 passwords you used to protect the Notes ID file and if you try to use one of these passwords you will get the error “You have used this password before. Please choose a new one“.

LN - Password used before

So far so good, but….


Sicherheitslücke in Lotus Notes

Über einen Fehler im von IBM Lotus Notes benutzten File Viewer (der im Übrigen auch in vielen anderen Programmen benutzt wird), lässt sich mit Hilfe einer speziell präparierten Lotus 1-2-3 Datei (.123) beliebiger Code am PC des Empfängers ausführen.

Für Notes 7.x und Notes 8.x gibt es auf Anfrage einen Security Patch von IBM, für Notes 5.x und 6.x hilft nur, den File Viewer zu deaktivieren.

Mehr Infos gibt es hier.