Known limitations of Notes and Domino 7.x

This information is based on the article „Known limitations of Notes and Domino 7.x“ (Reference #:1222807) from the Lotus Support Services.

The following tables summarize the known maximum limits of various Notes and Domino 7.x features as noted in the Notes/Domino documentation.

Note: Specifically, the first table originated in the Notes 7 Client Help. The second table originated in the Domino 7 Designer Help, and has been edited to contain only unique items that are not also listed in the Notes Client table.

Limits of Notes

Item Limit
What is the maximum size of a database? The maximum OS file size limit (up to 64GB)
What is the maximum size of text fields? 32KB (storage); 32KB displayed in a view’s column
What is the maximum size of a rich text field? Limited only by available disk space up to 1GB
What is the maximum size of a single paragraph in a rich text field? 64KB
What is the maximum amount of Text (Summary) data per document? 64KB
How many levels of responses in a hierarchical view; how many documents at each level? 31 levels; 300,000 documents
How many columns can be included in one table? 64
How many rows can be included in one table? 255
How many views can be added to a database? No limit; however, as the number of views increases, the length of time to display other views also increases
How many columns are allowed in a view? 289 ten-character columns; dependent upon # or characters per column
How many documents can be imported into a view? Documents totaling at least 350K
How many cascading views are allowed in a database? 200
What is the maximum value (in inches) you can enter for margin size? 22.75
What is the maximum value (in inches) you can enter for page size cropping? 46
What is the maximum point size you can select/print? 250
How many documents are allowed in one view? Up to the size of the database, with a maximum of 64GB
What is the maximum number of documents that can be exported to Tabular Text? Limited only by available disk space
What is the maximum number of entries in an Access Control List? ~950 names (total ACL size is limited to 32767 bytes)
What is the maximum number of roles in an Access Control List? 75 Roles
What’s the maximum password length allowed on an ID? 64 bytes (63 characters for single-byte character sets but only 21 characters for some double-byte languages)
What is the maximum number of contacts allowed in a group in the Personal Address Book? 32K of names in the Members text field
What is the maximum number of recipients in a single mail message? For individual names and private groups which expand locally, 15KB; for public groups which expand on a server, 5MB

 

APPLICATION DESIGN
Table of Notes and Domino known limits

Item Limit
Characters in names Database Title: 96 bytesFilenames: On Windows® and UNIX® platforms minimum of 255 and/or OS limits; on local Macintosh workstation 31Field names: 32

View names: 64

Form names: 32

Agent names: 32

Fields in a database ~ 3000 (limited to ~ 64K total length for all field names). You can enable the database property „Allow more fields in database“ to get up to 22,893 uniquely-named fields in the database.
Forms in a database Limited only by database size.
Margin size (in inches) 46
Page cropping size (in inches) 46
Point size to select or print 250
Documents in a view Up to the maximum size of the database
Documents that can be exported to tabular text Limited only by available disk space
Authorized users on a multiple password ID 8 users
Outline entries in an outline ~21,000 entries

 

Notes/Domino Version: 7.x