This article discusses Lotus Domino Notes, especially how to access to the documents stored in it with CORBA. This feature allow developers to write standalone applications that will use documents of Lotus. Moreover, the developer won't have to learn CORBA because the Lotus Domino Server has already mapped all interfaces, so we are pure users of an API. This article assumes you already have installed a Lotus Domino Server, configured the IIOP properly, and that you know how to create nsf database files.
As you can see, it's simple to access to Lotus Domino Notes from an external resource. You don't need to learn CORBA, and it is similar to accessing in RDBMS.
Now you have the ability to create standalone applications that can connect to a Lotus Domino Server and execute operations. This document only resumes the common operations, and it's a base to understand the next operations you are able to execute under Domino server.
All examples here have been proven in Domino Server 5.0 and Domino Server 6.5. One common problem is the configuration of DIIOP. When you try to connect with Domino, it jumps an ConnectException caused by "unable to connect to IOP". Please be sure to configure it properly, and sometimes, when it has been configured, you must restart the IOP Server.
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