Managing query views

Once you have created a query view, you can insert new records in the view, or update or delete existing ones, either through Notes® or DB2®.

Deleting records in a query view

You can delete records in a query view through Notes® or in DB2®. Refresh the view to update the Query view display. However, it is important to remember that, when using Notes®, you can only delete DAV (Notes®) data, not federated data.

Inserting/updating records in a query view

You can insert and update records in a query view through DB2® or Notes®. However, because query views are not dynamic, not all new documents or changes to existing documents display immediately. After changes, rebuild the view using Shift-F9 to update the query view display.

Separating multi-value items

DAVs store text lists as a text string, and since Query Views read data directly from DB2®, that is exactly what is returned to a Query View. So, if you have a multi-value item that you want to separate out in your QV, you must use the @Explode formula on the column that contains multiple values. In addition, to ensure that the view is set up to handle many lines of data, on the View properties - Style tab, set the Row Height and Shrink Rows to Content options to accommodate your data.

Updating query views

As query views can be built from a combination of Notes® and federated data, how the query view is updated depends on the nature of the data that was added or changed and how it was added.

Type of data

Where updated

How to refresh view

Notes® data

In Notes® views or DAVs

Changes are automatic; can also press F9


In DB2®

Rebuild query view by pressing Shift-F9

Setting the maximum number of rows in SQL queries

<Index "SQL queries" # "setting maximum number of rows" CrusaderID_6942_158738149>There are two ways to specify the maximum allowable number of rows returned by an SQL query when using Query Views in Domino® Designer.

  • On the Options tab of the View Properties box, select "Maximum number of rows returned by a SQL query" and then specify the number of rows.
  • Add the NOTES.INI variable DB2QueryViewRowLimit=value to the server's NOTES.INI file. Set the value to 0 for "unlimited" rows returned. Without this variable, the default is 500 rows.
Note: If the DB2QueryViewRowLimit variable is set at the server level, you can still limit the number of rows to a smaller value. When both settings are in place, the smaller value is used.

For more information about NOTES.INI variables, see the NOTES.INI Appendix in the Domino® Administrator help.