Incorrect data type for operator or @Function

What happened

You attempted to save a formula that HCL Notes® can't accept. Variations of this message include:

  • Incorrect data type for operator or @Function: Text expected.
  • Incorrect data type for operator or @Function: Number expected.
  • Incorrect data type for operator or @Function: Time/Date expected.

In each case, the formula uses the wrong data type, either with an operator (for example, text with the * operator), or as the argument for an @function.

Tip: You may also see this message if you type an operator after another operator where Notes expects an operand.

What you can do

Correct the data type or rewrite the formula to use the data types in fields that already exist in the application design.

If you're not designing an application, notify the designer or manager about the error.