getRead (Document - Java)

Returns true if the current document has been read, otherwise false.

Note: This method is new with Release 8.5.

Defined in



public Boolean getRead()
    throws NotesException
public Boolean getRead(String username)
    throws NotesException


String username

If supplied, the username who has or has not read the document. Otherwise, defaults to the name of the current user.

Return value


True if the current document has been read by username. False if it has not been read by username.