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I'm new to SharePoint. Is it possible to link lotus notes databases to SharePoint? If so, how is this done? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

  • Can you expand on what you mean by "Link". You can put a link to anything in a SharePoint links list, but I have a feeling that you are wanting something else. – Josh McClanahan Feb 19 at 20:38
  • Thank you for your quick reply. – Dwayne Malone Feb 19 at 20:54
  • Previously my company used Lotus notes and Lotus notes databases for all our content. We have since switched over to another format but due to having so many databases with-in lotus notes we will not be transitioning from them for some time if at all. We have also started to use SharePoint. I would like to use my SharePoint to be the hub for all the other databases. I want a sharepoint page that users can go to and select the link that will direct them to the existing (lotus notes) database. – Dwayne Malone Feb 19 at 20:57
  • When we use the url directly with-in SharePoint it does not work. – Dwayne Malone Feb 19 at 20:57
  • I have been told internally that all we could do is create a hyperlink with-in a document such as PPT and link that document to sharepoint. This seems odd to me to be the answer. – Dwayne Malone Feb 19 at 20:58
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If you're using Notes version 4 or later, you could use a Domino server and make the Notes content available via a web interface, then embed that web page in a SharePoint web part.

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I tried that in the past and I haven't found solution to the issue using out of the box functionalities.

You would need to develop your own web part that would handle the notes protocol.

Hyperlink not accepting Lotus Notes URL

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In your comment above, you were advised to put the link in a document and then it would work. Based on this, I suspect the URL for the Lotus Notes databases exceeds SharePoint's limits on how long a URL can be.

We ran into this with links to specific Tableau reports. What we did was create a list with a multi-line text field. We trained users to provide links by entering descriptive text, then making the text a link from the Insert Tab in the ribbon.

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