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Domino Limits

Domino Limits - Releases 6.5.x to 8.5.x

Maintained as a general resource for IBM Lotus Notes/Domino developers and administrators, with information coming from Lotus Notes Help, IBM technotes and developers and admins like you! If any limits seem wrong to you, or if you have experience that says the IBM documentation is wrong, let me know. E-mail me with limits I haven't thought to add, with revised numbers for any version, or with feedback on the details in the limits below.

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Domino Limits for R4
Domino Limits for R5 and ND6

This is not official documentation. It is what you can expect from ND6.5x/7.x/8.x/8.5x by way of limitations, if you don't know better. If you do know better, we'd like to! Some limits are still guesses or experienced but not proven. Known questionable entries have a question mark (?) beside them.


Limit

ND6/6.5

ND7

ND8/8.5

What is the maximum size of a database?

64 GB (gigabyte) or the OS file system's limit (2 GB on some older UNIX platforms). It was previously reported that this could exceed 64 GB on Windows systems, but technote 1093509 states that this is not true, and readers have confirmed that 64 GB is a hard limit.

According to technote 1113005, there are some serious problems with >2GB size on Macintosh client.

64 GB (gigabyte) or the OS file system's limit (2 GB on some older UNIX platforms). It was previously reported that this could exceed 64 GB on Windows systems, but technote 1093509 states that this is not true, and readers have confirmed that 64 GB is a hard limit.

See note under ND6/6.5 about Macintosh limit of 2GB. Note sure if this is a problem for ND7 or not

64 GB (gigabyte) or the OS file system's limit (2 GB on some older UNIX platforms). It was previously reported that this could exceed 64 GB on Windows systems, but technote 1093509 states that this is not true, and readers have confirmed that 64 GB is a hard limit.

See note under ND6/6.5 about Macintosh limit of 2GB. Note sure if this is a problem for ND8/8.5 or not

Ref: #1093509

What is the maximum size of plain text fields?
(e.g., group Members field?)

15KB per (summary) text field;
64KB per (non-summary) text field;
30KB of fields per document (storage); 15KB displayed in a view's column

15KB per (summary) text field;
64KB per (non-summary) text field;
30KB of fields per document (storage); 15KB displayed in a view's column

15KB per (summary) text field;
64KB per (non-summary) text field;
30KB of fields per document (storage); 15KB displayed in a view's column

What is the maximum size of all summary fields in a document combined?

64KB of summary data per document

64KB of summary data per document

64KB of summary data per document

What is the maximum size of a computed text field?

64,363 characters

64,363 characters

64,363 characters

What is the maximum size of a single paragraph in a rich text field?

64KB (this is approximately 35k of text, though)

64KB (this is approximately 35k of text, though)

64KB (this is approximately 35k of text, though)

What is the maximum number of paragraph styles?

64,000 unique paragraph styles in a single document

64,000 unique paragraph styles in a single document

64,000 unique paragraph styles in a single document

How many sublevels in a hierarchical view; how many documents at each level?

31 levels; 300,000 documents

31 levels; 300,000 documents

31 levels; 300,000 documents

What is the maximum number of windows you can have open simultaneously?

limited by memory; 35(?) accessible from keyboard

limited by memory; 35(?) accessible from keyboard

limited by memory; 35(?) accessible from keyboard

How many characters are allowed in names for views, forms, and so on?

Database Title: 96
Filename: limited by OS's file system
Field names: 32
View names: 64
Folder names: 64
Form names: 32
Macro names: 32
ACL entry: 255

Database Title: 96
Filename: limited by OS's file system
Field names: 32
View names: 64
Folder names: 64
Form names: 32
Macro names: 32
ACL entry: 255

Database Title: 96
Filename: limited by OS's file system
Field names: 32
View names: 64
Folder names: 64
Form names: 32
Macro names: 32
ACL entry: 255

How many characters are allowed in various administrative names?

Domain name: 31
Notes named network: 31
Organization (O) name: 3 (min) to 64 (max), or 2 (min) if you include Country code
Organizational unit (OU) name: 32
Common name (CN): 80
Server name: 79
User name: 79
Group name: 62
Country code (C): 2 (or 0 since it is optional)
Port: No maximum

Source is "Table of Domino naming requirements" from ND6 Admin Help db

Domain name: 31
Notes named network: 31
Organization (O) name: 3 (min) to 64 (max), or 2 (min) if you include Country code
Organizational unit (OU) name: 32
Common name (CN): 80
Server name: 79
User name: 79
Group name: 62
Country code (C): 2 (or 0 since it is optional)
Port: No maximum

Source is "Table of Domino naming requirements" from ND6 Admin Help db

Domain name: 31
Notes named network: 31
Organization (O) name: 3 (min) to 64 (max), or 2 (min) if you include Country code
Organizational unit (OU) name: 32
Common name (CN): 80
Server name: 79
User name: 79
Group name: 62
Country code (C): 2 (or 0 since it is optional)
Port: No maximum

Source is "Table of Domino naming requirements" from ND6 Admin Help db

How many aliases are allowed for views?

Up to 130 characters for all view aliases per view, including vertical-bar separators ("|"), including the view name

Up to 130 characters for all view aliases per view, including vertical-bar separators ("|"), including the view name

Up to 130 characters for all view aliases per view, including vertical-bar separators ("|"), including the view name

What is the maximum size for Mail recipient names in a single mail message?

For individual names and private groups which expand locally, 15KB; for public groups which expand on a server, 2MB of recipient names (based on fully qualified names, for example, Les Kaplan @ Marketing).

For individual names and private groups which expand locally, 15KB; for public groups which expand on a server, 5MB of recipient names (based on fully qualified names, for example, Les Kaplan @ Marketing).

For individual names and private groups which expand locally, 15KB; for public groups which expand on a server, 5MB of recipient names (based on fully qualified names, for example, Les Kaplan @ Marketing).

How many mail rules in a mail DB?

100

100

100

What is the maximum number of individual reader names/group names in a single document?

2005 (This is a reported limit, not a documented limit, and it has not been verified. Supposedly, after this many, no matter the size of the field, the indexer will stop displaying the document in views, and the editor will not save)

2005 (This is a reported limit, not a documented limit, and it has not been verified. Supposedly, after this many, no matter the size of the field, the indexer will stop displaying the document in views, and the editor will not save)

2005 (This is a reported limit, not a documented limit, and it has not been verified. Supposedly, after this many, no matter the size of the field, the indexer will stop displaying the document in views, and the editor will not save)

What's the maximum password length allowed on an ID?

63 characters

63 characters

63 characters

fields in a database

~ 3000 (limited to ~ 64K total length for all field names). You can enable the database property "Allow more fields in database" to get up to 22,893 uniquely-named fields in the database.

~ 3000 (limited to ~ 64K total length for all field names). You can enable the database property "Allow more fields in database" to get up to 22,893 uniquely-named fields in the database.

~ 3000 (limited to ~ 64K total length for all field names). You can enable the database property "Allow more fields in database" to get up to 22,893 uniquely-named fields in the database.

How many fields in a form?

10MB memory (6MB memory for OS/2)

10MB memory (6MB memory for OS/2)

10MB memory (6MB memory for OS/2)

columns in one table

64

64

64

rows in one table

255

255

255

nested table depth

8 nestings

8 nestings

8 nestings

min/max width of a table cell set through Designer

0.125" (0.318cm) minimum
22.75" (57.785cm) maximum

0.125" (0.318cm) minimum
22.75" (57.785cm) maximum

0.125" (0.318cm) minimum
22.75" (57.785cm) maximum

min/max width of a table cell set through API

0.001" minimum, but less than 0.028 messes with borders
22.755" maximum

0.001" minimum, but less than 0.028 messes with borders
22.755" maximum

0.001" minimum, but less than 0.028 messes with borders
22.755" maximum

views in a database

No limit; however, as the number of views increases, the length of time to display other views also increases

No limit; however, as the number of views increases, the length of time to display other views also increases

No limit; however, as the number of views increases, the length of time to display other views also increases

forms in a database

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

columns in a view

289 ten-character columns; dependent upon # or characters per column

289 ten-character columns; dependent upon # or characters per column

289 ten-character columns; dependent upon # or characters per column

How wide can a column be (# of inches)?

15KB displayed in a view's column

15KB displayed in a view's column

15KB displayed in a view's column

What's the largest view column title allowed?

80 characters

80 characters

80 characters

What is the total size of computable simple text fields?

63K

63K

63K

How many paragraphs in a document?

21,509 (19,004 for OS/2)

21,509 (19,004 for OS/2)

21,509 (19,004 for OS/2)

What is the maximum size of a rich text field?

Limited only by available disk space up to 1GB

Limited only by available disk space up to 1GB

Limited only by available disk space up to 1GB

What is the maximum number of inserted page breaks?

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

How many documents can be imported into a view?

Individual documents: up to 350K;
from a spreadsheet, 8192 rows;
5000 separate documents

Individual documents: up to 350K;
from a spreadsheet, 8192 rows;
5000 separate documents

Individual documents: up to 350K;
from a spreadsheet, 8192 rows;
5000 separate documents

cascading views in a database

200

200

200

How many copies of a document can be printed at once?

65,535

65,535

65,535

What is the maximum value allowed in "Start page numbers at" field?

65,535

65,535

65,535

margin size (in inches)

46

46

46

page cropping size (in inches)

46

46

46

point size to select/print

250

250

250

maximum number of soft-deleted documents in a database

32,768 Database 'Partner Forum 2002', View '1. All Posts', Document 'Limit is 1000 in R5.x'

32,768 Database 'Partner Forum 2002', View '1. All Posts', Document 'Limit is 1000 in R5.x'

32,768 Database 'Partner Forum 2002', View '1. All Posts', Document 'Limit is 1000 in R5.x'

documents in a view

Maximum of 128 GB for a view index.
(16 M page of B-tree space, 8kB/page)
Also limited by available disk space (2 GB on some UNIX platforms).

View containers in R5 databases (ODS 3.1 up) do not have a container size limit. The view size limit is now determined by the maximum number of pages that can be created which is 16,777,214. A page holds 8 KB so that means the maximum size for a view is 137,438,937,088 bytes (128 GB).

Maximum of 128 GB for a view index.
(16 M page of B-tree space, 8kB/page)
Also limited by available disk space (2 GB on some UNIX platforms).

View containers in R5 databases (ODS 3.1 up) do not have a container size limit. The view size limit is now determined by the maximum number of pages that can be created which is 16,777,214. A page holds 8 KB so that means the maximum size for a view is 137,438,937,088 bytes (128 GB).

Maximum of 128 GB for a view index.
(16 M page of B-tree space, 8kB/page)
Also limited by available disk space (2 GB on some UNIX platforms).

View containers in R5 databases (ODS 3.1 up) do not have a container size limit. The view size limit is now determined by the maximum number of pages that can be created which is 16,777,214. A page holds 8 KB so that means the maximum size for a view is 137,438,937,088 bytes (128 GB).

What's the maximum number of profile documents allowed in a database?

around 6000-6100 per database: s/w limitation

around 6000-6100 per database: s/w limitation

around 6000-6100 per database: s/w limitation

What is the maximum number of documents that can be exported to Tabular Text?

Limited only by available disk space

Limited only by available disk space

Limited only by available disk space

How many levels of responses will display in a view?

31 levels of response to 1 main document

31 levels of response to 1 main document

31 levels of response to 1 main document

How many responses per parent document?

300,000 documents

300,000 documents

300,000 documents

What is the maximum number of entries in an Access Control List?

Approx: 950 names
(ACL size is limited to 32767 bytes)

Approx: 950 names
(ACL size is limited to 32767 bytes)

Approx: 950 names
(ACL size is limited to 32767 bytes)

What is the maximum number of roles in an access control list?

75 Roles

75 Roles

75 Roles

What is the maximum length of a role name in an ACL?

15 characters

15 characters

15 characters

What is the maximum number of ACL groups a user can be member of?

4096

4096

4096

What is the maximum number of groups that can be nested?

20 levels or up to 64k of group name and person name characters, whichever is lower (~30k of data using @UserNamesList or @UserRoles)

20 levels or up to 64k of group name and person name characters, whichever is lower (~30k of data using @UserNamesList or @UserRoles)

20 levels or up to 64k of group name and person name characters, whichever is lower (~30k of data using @UserNamesList or @UserRoles)

What is the maximum size of a single paragraph you can cut or copy to the Clipboard?

Unlimited (64K for UNIX)

Unlimited (64K for UNIX)

Unlimited (64K for UNIX)

What is the maximum number of documents you can cut or copy to the clipboard?

2335 (Win32)

2335 (Win32)

2335 (Win32)

What is the maximum number of users to have authorized passwords on a multiple password ID?

8 users

8 users

8 users

What's the maximum amount of storage that can be used for strings in a LotusScript module?

2 GB or available memory.

2 GB or available memory.

2 GB or available memory.

What's the maximum length of an environment variable value?

255 characters

255 characters

255 characters

What's the maximum length of a string constant in @function formulas?

2048 bytes (see note under ND7)

2048 bytes (Andre Guirard correctly pointed out that the previous shown value of 2048 characters was incorrect. Also note, these are LMBCS characters, and so could take as many as 4 bytes for a character, although usually they do not)

2048 bytes (Andre Guirard correctly pointed out that the previous shown value of 2048 characters was incorrect. Also note, these are LMBCS characters, and so could take as many as 4 bytes for a character, although usually they do not)

What's the maximum number of results that can be returned from a full text search

4,999

4,999

4,999

What's the largest URL HTTP will accept?

2048 (?)

2048 (?)

2048 (?)

What's the largest rich text field HTTP will update?

~64k?

~64k?

~64k?

What's the maximum size of variable-length strings in a LotusScript module?

2 GB (1 GB of characters) per module, or available memory.

2 GB (1 GB of characters) per module, or available memory.

2 GB (1 GB of characters) per module, or available memory.

How many variable-length strings can be defined in LotusScript?

Limited by available memory and module definitions. Can be limited by symbol table to 64k of symbol names per module.

Limited by available memory and module definitions. Can be limited by symbol table to 64k of symbol names per module.

Limited by available memory and module definitions. Can be limited by symbol table to 64k of symbol names per module.

What's the maximum size of fixed-length strings in LotusScript?

64k (this is a BASIC language limitation)

64k (this is a BASIC language limitation)

64k (this is a BASIC language limitation)

What's the maximum length of a string literal in LotusScript?

32k (16k characters) (this is a BASIC language limitation)

32k (16k characters) (this is a BASIC language limitation)

32k (16k characters) (this is a BASIC language limitation)

What's the maximum line length of a line written by LotusScript Write statement?

255 characters

255 characters

255 characters

How many characters can be in path in MkDir, RmDir, or ChDir statement?

128. This includes the drive specifier, if any.

128. This includes the drive specifier, if any.

128. This includes the drive specifier, if any.

How many items can be in a Print, Write, or Input statement?

255

255

255

What's the maximum recLen in Open statement?

32767

32767

32767

How many symbols can LotusScript handle?

64k of text in symbol names

64k of text in symbol names

64k of text in symbol names

How many data elements can be in a LotusScript array?

Determined by memory available for data, and by the storage size of each element of the array, which varies with the array data type. For example, a Long one-dimensional fixed array declared in type scope can have 16,128 elements. (The total storage size available for fixed-size data in module scope is 64K bytes, and a Long element requires 4 bytes for storage.)

Determined by memory available for data, and by the storage size of each element of the array, which varies with the array data type. For example, a Long one-dimensional fixed array declared in type scope can have 16,128 elements. (The total storage size available for fixed-size data in module scope is 64K bytes, and a Long element requires 4 bytes for storage.)

Determined by memory available for data, and by the storage size of each element of the array, which varies with the array data type. For example, a Long one-dimensional fixed array declared in type scope can have 16,128 elements. (The total storage size available for fixed-size data in module scope is 64K bytes, and a Long element requires 4 bytes for storage.)

What is the maximum size of a List in LotusScript?

Limited by available memory

Limited by available memory

Limited by available memory

What's the maximum size of a LotusScript executable module's code?

limited by available memory; 64k of source without LSS include files

limited by available memory; 64k of source without LSS include files

limited by available memory; 64k of source without LSS include files

How many outline entries can an outline have?

~21,000 entries

~21,000 entries

~21,000 entries

How long can a remote-console command be, and still display properly in Administrator?

More than 77 characters (documented as "addressed" in K-Base, but no new maximum value is documented). Database 'Lotus Notes Knowledge Base', View '1) Knowledge Base\All Info - Flat Search View', Document 'Output to Remote Console and Log Truncated When Longer Than 77 Characters'

More than 77 characters (documented as "addressed" in K-Base, but no new maximum value is documented). Database 'Lotus Notes Knowledge Base', View '1) Knowledge Base\All Info - Flat Search View', Document 'Output to Remote Console and Log Truncated When Longer Than 77 Characters'

More than 77 characters (documented as "addressed" in K-Base, but no new maximum value is documented). Database 'Lotus Notes Knowledge Base', View '1) Knowledge Base\All Info - Flat Search View', Document 'Output to Remote Console and Log Truncated When Longer Than 77 Characters'

What is the maximum number of documents that can be selected when using the 'Archive Selected Documents' option?

The limit appears to be 2047, according to this link.

The limit appears to be 2047, according to this link.

The limit appears to be 2047, according to this link.

Length limit for a macro language string literal

2048 bytes

Note Strings in formula language are represented internally in the LMBCS character set, which uses one byte for an ASCII character, but may require up to 4 bytes for some non-ASCII characters.


2048 bytes

Note Strings in formula language are represented internally in the LMBCS character set, which uses one byte for an ASCII character, but may require up to 4 bytes for some non-ASCII characters.


2048 bytes

Note Strings in formula language are represented internally in the LMBCS character set, which uses one byte for an ASCII character, but may require up to 4 bytes for some non-ASCII characters.


Maximum Notes API objects when using Java


~104,800

~104,800

What is the maximum number of characters that can be in an @Prompt keyword list before it cannot be preselected?

The limit appears to be 127, according to anectdotal evidence in the BP forum.

The limit appears to be 127, according to anectdotal evidence in the BP forum.

The limit appears to be 127, according to anectdotal evidence in the BP forum.

Productivity Editors (ND8.x)

Lotus Documents

Lotus Presentations

Lotus Spreadsheets

What are the maximum numbers of rows and columns for tables?



65,536 rows and 256 columns. The limit on rows has been incorrectly reported as 32,000 in some documentation.

What is the maximum number of worksheets allowed in a spreadsheet?



256 separate worksheets.




Note Even though strings in LotusScript can be longer than 64K, there are still restrictions with the length of the string you can read or write using the GET and PUT statements. The only combination of filetypes that will work with long strings is with a binary file and a variable-length string. Fixed length strings, strings in variants, and random files will not work with strings greater than 64K in length because they have a two-byte header which contains the length of the string. Two bytes cannot represent more than 64K.