Modifying Basic settings for an event

You can edit an event's Basic settings, but editing Basic settings other than Severity and Suppression Time can cause unexpected behavior. It is expected that the only time you would need to modify a Basic value other than Severity and Suppression Time would be when you have third-party server tasks running and you want events raised by those tasks to display correctly in DDM.NSF.

About this task

The Server and Addin Task Event document is also called a Message document.


  1. From the Domino® Administrator, open the database DDM.NSF.
  2. From an Event Report that references the Server and Addin Task Event document of interest, click the document link to open that Message document.
  3. Click Edit Document.
    Table 1. Message document options



    Original Text

    Modify the original event text if necessary.

    Addin name

    Name of the Addin program if one exists. Do not modify this field.


    The internal hexadecimal value for the event text. Do not modify this field.

    Event type

    Choose the event type from the list.

    Event subtype

    Choose the corresponding event subtype.

    Old Event type

    The event type assigned to the corresponding pre-Domino 7 event.

    Event severity

    Specify the severity of the event.

    Suppression time

    Use this field to limit the number of times an event handler runs. After an event occurs and the event handler runs, if the event occurs again, the event handler cannot run until after the suppression time expires. An event handler defines the action that Domino® takes when a specific event occurs.

    Event correlation

    Domino® can correlate multiple events generated by one problem and report those events as one error. Use this field to specify the type of event correlation to enable, or to specify that no correlation is to be enabled.

    Choose one:

    • No correlation -- Do not enable event correlation for this event.
    • Server wide correlation -- Correlate this event on each server in the domain.
    • Database wide correlation -- Correlate this event for each database replica in which it occurs across the domain.
    • Server and database wide correlation -- Correlate this event across all servers for databases in which the event occurs.
    • Target UNID -- Correlate this event for events with the same UNID.
  4. Click Save and Close.