Created by Jake Howlett on 05/13/2004. Modified: 05/13/2004 07:23; 05/13/2004 07:20


Lotus Notes Exception - Special Database Object Not Found



I got this error in two instances:

1) when I changed the value of the 'Form' field to a form name that did not exist.

2) when I refered to a form, in a view's form formula, that did not exist.

Hennie Basson on 05/13/2004 07:25

If you try to load the "$about" or "$using" urls or a database and no about or using document is specified in the db this error occurs.

Gareth Hay on 05/21/2004 10:20

Also if in the Database properties you have "Show "About database" document when database is opened for the first time" in the launch tab, and you don't have an about document, it will give you this error every time "anonymous" tries to access this DB from a browser "for the first time"

Helena on 08/18/2004 09:58 AM

Only in ND6. If you are using subforms they must be visible to both Notes and the Web. If you have a subform only visible to the web and you open the form containing it in the Domino Designer you will also get this message.

Bruce Langner on 08/24/2004 01:35 AM

Not only form name, but a form alias that may be referenced in a document and then is changed or removed may also generate this error.

Jerry Carter on 09/17/2005 05:35 PM

I am getting this error when do the congiguration of the R6 designer on my machine.

When I do next from the first screen it gives me the error

Niloy Maitra on 06/23/2006 04:28 AM

Don't be lazy! Adopt the standard procedure of always putting something meaningful/relevant into the Help About and the Help Using documents in every database (even if it's only a sentence or two). It takes only maybe some tens of some seconds to do this, is useful (in the Notes Client environment, anyhow), and will obviate many of the above error situations.

Tony Austin on 04/21/2007 06:50 PM

LD 7.0.2 FP2

Nothing helped me. I tried to play with About document, database script, fixup DB, etc...

Just Database => New Copy helped to resolve this problem.

Emin on 06/14/2007 09:39 AM

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