How to increase the document summary data limit (Notes App.)

Do you see it in any Notes application: “Field is too large (32K) or View’s column & selection formulas are too large“?

As of Domino / Notes 9.0.x, there is a solution to get rid of this “error” and increase the limit to 16 MB.

  • Upgrade the Domino server and client to at least the version V9.0.1 FP8. However, I recommend to V10 or better yet V11.0.x
  • If you do not have one yet, set in the server notes.ini or also in the Notes client: CREATE_R9_DATABASES=1 (for Domino/Notes V9.0.x) or CREATE_R10_DATABASES=1 (for Domino/Notes V10 or V11) and restart Domino server
  • You can then increase the limit with the “compact” command from the Domino console: load compact -LargeSummary on database.nsf
  • You can also use a shortened version: load compact -ls on database.nsf

Note: ODS 53 supports larger databases and folders. The maximum size of databases allowed in IBM Domino 10 has increased to 256 GB; previously it was 64 GB

2 thoughts on “How to increase the document summary data limit (Notes App.)”

  1. You might need to add the -c (copy style compact) to trigger the upgrade to a newer ODS.
    When the db has an ODS of lets say 49, omitting the -c does set a flag to enable “largeSummary”, but it is not effective until the database has an ODS of >=52


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