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Universe on a Lotus Notes/Domino Database

I'm looking for information on whether it is possible to build a Universe on a Lotus Notes/Domino database. If you have any knowledge/experience on how you accomplished this, please respond.



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    Nov 21, 2008 at 08:49 AM


    you can create a Universe based on Lotus Notes via the Generic ODBC connectivity.

    You have to install the NotesSQL library on your system first.

    In the ODBC manager you will see a Lotus Notes ODBC driver (it should be a free library on the IBM/Lotus sites). With it you can expose a Notes database as an ODBC connection.

    From Universe Designer you create a new connectivity using Generic ODBC and you connect to the database you exposed with the NotesSQL driver.

    You will be able to access both forms and views as if they were database tables, you can create joins between them as if they were from a plain relational database.

    Please notice that we don't support specifically the Lotus Notes connectivity, if there are issues between the NotesSQL driver and our Generic ODBC interface (e.g. due to a non-standard use of Lotus of ODBC) then our Customer Support service might not be able to solve the problem.

    Hope that it helps


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    • I have a doubt regarding this.

      In our case, our SAP Business Objects is installe on a IBM -AIX server. And we need connect to a Lotus Notes Database of another server (Windows server)

      There is not ODBC driver for AIX. How can we reach this connection?

      Thanks and regards


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    Aug 03, 2010 at 01:02 PM

    Debra - Did you ever get this resolved. I am about to start building a Universe from a LotusNotes db and am researching issues to prepare myself for.

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