IsDirectoryCatalog (Database - Java)

Read-only. Indicates whether a database is a Directory Catalog database, also known as the Light Weight NAB, or the Enterprise Address Book.

Note: This property is new with Release 6.0.3.

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public boolean isDirectoryCatalog()
    throws NotesException

Legal values

  • true if the database is a Directory Catalog
  • false if the database is not a Directory Catalog


This property is valid only for a database retrieved through the AddressBooks property of Session, and when the database is explicitly opened. For all other Database objects, this property returns false.

The database must be open to use this property.