: 4582 | 108668 | 12353

Increase Field Size 
Use this IdeaSpace to post ideas about the Notes Client.

: 228
: 230
: 2
: Notes Client / Other Database Applications
: Field, Size
: John Woodford1715 16 Nov 2007
: / Email
IBM Lotus should remove the 32K limit size on text fields and view colums. There should be no artifial limit on this

1) Slawek Rogulski8874 (16 Nov 2007)
All legacy limits should be removed.
2) Mika Heinonen3556 (16 Nov 2007)
Yes, the 16K and 32K limits have been around for too long. Doing all fields with RichText is too cumbersome. Make the text fields 4GB of size, as Strings in LS are too.
3) Scott Gentzen256 (21 Nov 2007)

I've had to do a lot of goofy things to groups to work around the 32k limit. And don't get me started on that "extended" configuration in Quickplace. I couldn't imagine what really large orgs have to do it.
4) Kevin Pettitt832 (29 Nov 2007)
This is one of the things that makes an easy argument against Notes as an application platform and I have personnally seen it used to help justify a move to .NET. Getting this limit up to something that makes sense in 2007 would at least take away that argument. I also have to think that by now whatever technical limitation existed 10 years ago is less relevant.

Admittedly, there could be problems with backward compatibity in a mixed/legacy environment, so this would have to be done carefully.
5) Sjef Bosman2089 (31 Dec 2007)
Hm, but then anyone can pass the Notes exams... ;-))
6) Nick Radov1333 (01 Feb 2008)
Now that we have 64-bit software, artificial limits of any sort can no longer be justified.
7) Mike Woolsey5040 (11 Feb 2011)
I'd really like to have it expanded to the 1 MB range, but there are always limits.

I've never seen a displacement of Oracle that attacks the 4k limit on text fields. Nor anyone who excluded Word for Windows based on their appallingly-low limit on document text (which I've hit more than once).
8) Mike Woolsey5040 (06 Sep 2014)
This was requested at Lotusphere 2008 at Meet the Developers. How's it going?


Welcome to IdeaJam™

You can run IdeaJam™ in your company. It's easy to install, setup and customize. Your employees, partners and customers will immediately see results.

Use IdeaJam to:

  • Collect ideas from employees
  • Solicit feedback and suggestions from employees and customers
  • Run innovation contests and competitions
  • Validate concepts
  • Use the power of "crowd-sourcing" to rank ideas and allow the best ideas to rise to the top

IdeaJam™ works with:

  • IBM Connections
  • IBM Lotus Quickr
  • Blogs and Wikis
  • Websphere Portal
  • Microsoft Sharepoint
  • and other applications.

IdeaJam has an extensive set of widgets and API's that allow you to extend and integrate IdeaJam™ with other applications.

Learn more about IdeaJam >>

Better control over horizontal outlines
Implement "Live Scrolling" in Mail Views
Develop and open source a high quality framework for new DBs
InViewEdit - option to show <Ctrl-click here to add new document> at top of view
AJAX Suggest to work off Full Text search
Email Chaser View
Integrate Quickr Connectors into the Lotus Notes install, just as is done for Sametime
Fix the bug of @BrowserInfo
Push out Notes.ini parameters with a Desktop policy
Have Ctrl-T open a new browser tab in the Notes Client
Connect to more than one Sametime server in Notes client
Clear All Breakpoints
Include Request_Content in DocumentContext for Web Service Providers
Ability to detach and remove file attachments from multiple emails at once
Control integrated Sametime status settings
Extend options to set preferences for Rich Text
Add @DialogBox, @PickList and @Prompt for x-pages
HTML validation and accessibility for XPages
Add 'Move to My Contacts' button to the form
Stationary usable in reply and forward of emails
Copy text to the clipboard from the Properties dialog - especially the Replica ID
Publish API to work with calendar items, tasks and contacts

IdeaJam developed by

Elguji Software Logo