Supporting Soundex searches of a condensed directory catalog

Soundex lookups allow Notes® users to use phonetic spellings to search for names.

About this task

Supporting Soundex lookups increases the size of the directory catalog by about 4 bytes for every entry. Soundex is not effective for finding names in non-Latin characters.

Use the Use Soundex field in a directory catalog configuration document for a condensed directory catalog to control whether the directory catalog supports Soundex lookups. Choose Yes (default) to support Soundex lookups, or No to omit support for Soundex lookups.

This field is not available in a configuration document for an extended directory catalog, because minimizing the size of an extended directory catalog is not necessary or recommended.