Learn Domino Query Language

One of the new features in Domino V10 is DQL which allows you to access Domino data using SQL. Darren Cacy presented this new feature with some examples and also the prereq’s.

But Darren also showed when NOT to use DQL:

For using DQL in your environment you should follow the following tips:

Usage of terms and booleans

Usage of the language to access data from a Domino database

  • Fulltext Indexing of a Domino database is not necessary for better performance !
  • No sort functions available with DQL – therefore you have to use other tools ( Node.JS for example )
  • Design Catalog GQFdsgn.cat has to exist on the Domino Server which is currently not automatically created !!!
  • Currently there’s no security available in DQL – this is a feature for the future and is coming with IAM

Here’s an example how to use DQL:

So DQL is a great feature when you have to access Domino databases for displaying a small result set in any frontend via Node.JS. Get additional information about this new feature in the “Getting started-lab” using the following link: http://ibm.biz/dql-lab

IBM Notes/Domino/Traveler/… 10.0.1 available

As promised last week during the Domino V11 Jam in Vienna the new version of the most powerful Collaboration solution is ready for download. There have been great enhancements and it´s a FULL release including:

  • IBM Domino 10.0.1
  • IBM Domino Designer 10.0.1
  • IBM Notes 10.0.1
  • IBM Traveler 10.0.1
  • IBM XWork Server 10.0.1
  • IBM Mail Add-in (IMSMO Client)
  • IBM Client Application Access 2.0.1
  • IBM Domino AppDev Pack 1.0
  • IBM Verse On-Premises V1.0.6
  • IBM Domino Community Server Non-Production
  • IBM Notes Community Client Non-Production

And the promised feature for Verse on premises ( import of iCal ) is also available !!

Read the official announcement here: http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/ShowDoc.wss?docURL=/common/ssi/rep_ca/9/877/ENUSZP18-0629/index.html&lang=en&request_locale=en

I’m already downloading 😉

IBM Domino V11 Jam in Vienna

I was invited to be part of the Domino V11 Jam held in Vienna yesterday – and it was an amazing event !!

The Collaboration team of IBM Austria, Uffe Sorensen and also Richard Jefts have been in this great location on the 13th floor. The event was led by Thomas Hampel from IBM Germany.

A lot of ideas have been discovered and summarized like you can see in the photos…

But Richard and Thomas also delivered great news about the future regarding the acquisition of IBM Collaboration Solutions by HCL. Take a look at the following pictures of the slides:



HCL will also start a Partner Program in 2019 – further informations here !

Also the possible development directions of the IBM Notes/Domino environment have been presented:


A great summary of the key initiatives for the Domino Roadmap ( V11 and beyond ) was also presented and will be available public after the Domino V11 Jams – or you register for one of the jams right here and you’ll get a very interesting overview during the Jam:

Domino V11 Jams

Another informations delivered by Thomas and Richard:

IBM Notes/Domino V10.0.1 will be available on December 18th 2018

IBM Community Server 10.0.1 and IBM Community Client 10.0.1

This server and also the client are for free and can be used for development, not for production. But a great way either to test your applications but also for newbies to see the amazing possibilities of IBM Domino V10+

So great informations in one day. Stay tuned and keep on collaborating…