LimitUpdatedBy (Database - Java)

Read-write. The maximum number of entries allowed in the $UpdatedBy field.

Note: This property is new with Release 6.5.

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public double getLimitUpdatedBy()
    throws NotesException
public void setLimitUpdatedBy(double updatedbys)
    throws NotesException


This property corresponds to "Limit entries in $UpdatedBy fields" in the database advanced properties of the UI.

This property must be an integer in the range 0 - 2147483647. When setting it:

  • Any fraction is truncated.
  • A value less than 0 throws NotesError.NOTES_ERR_NEGATIVE_VALUE (4631) "Value can not be negative."
  • A value greater than 2147483647 throws NotesError.NOTES_ERR_LONG_OVERFLOW (4673) "Value must be positive and less than 2147483648."

A value of 0 means no limit.

When $UpdatedBy reaches the limit, a new entry results in deletion of the oldest entry.

The database must be open to use this property.