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How do you create a database that is usable as an address book for name lookup?

You only need to have the views ($Users), ($PeopleGroupsFlat), and ($PeopleGroupsHier) in your database. You also need the ($NamesFieldLookup) view if you want people to be able to begin typing the name in the To: field and have Notes find it automatically in the address books and fill in the rest.

In the person form, you must include the following fields:

  FirstName (Type: Text)
  LastName (Type: Text)
  FullName (Type: Names)
  MailAdress (Type: Text)
  Type (Type: Text) with default value "Person"

Then add the database to the notes.ini file as a cascaded address book.

Applies to Notes Versions: 3
Last Modified: January 10, 2000