getView (Database - Java)

Finds a view or folder in a database, given the name or alias of the view or folder.

Defined in



public View getView(String name)
    throws NotesException


String name

The case-insensitive name of a view or folder in a database. Use either the entire name of the view or folder (including backslashes for cascading views and folders), or an alias.

Return Values


The view or folder whose name or alias matches the parameter.


Using getView returns public views and folders and private views and folders that are owned by the effective id running the agent. Private views stored in the desktop are not returned.

When specifying the parameter, do not combine the view name and an alias. For example, specifying "By Author|AuthorView" does not work. Use either the view name ("By Author") or its alias ("AuthorView").

When the view or folder name contains underscores to indicate menu accelerators, you have the option of including or excluding the underscores. The method works more efficiently, however, if you include the underscores.