LotusReader

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Short Description
Ports
Metadata
LotusReader Attributes
Details
See also

Short Description

LotusReader reads data from a Lotus Domino server. Data is read from Views, where each view entry is read as a single data record.

Component Data source Input ports Output ports Each to all outputs Different to different outputs Transformation Transf. req. Java CTL Auto-propagated metadata
LotusReaderLotus Domino01
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Ports

Port typeNumberRequiredDescriptionMetadata
Output0
yes
for read data records 

Metadata

LotusReader does not propagate metadata.

LotusReader has no metadata template.

LotusReader Attributes

AttributeReqDescriptionPossible values
Basic
Domino connection
yes
ID of the connection to the Lotus Domino database. 
View
yes
The name of the View in Lotus database from which the data records will be read. 
Advanced
Multi-value read mode
no
Reading strategy that will be used for reading Lotus multi-value fields. Either only the first field of the multi-value will be read or all values will be read and then separated by a user-specified separator.Read all values (default) | Read first value only
Multi-value separator
no
A string that will be used to separate values from multi-value Lotus fields.";" (default) | "," | ":" | "|" | "\t" | other character or string

Details

LotusReader is a component which can read data records from Lotus databases. The reading is done by connecting to a database stored on a Lotus Domino server.

The data is read from what is in Lotus called a View. Views provide tabular structure to the data in Lotus databases. Each row of a view is read by the LotusReader component as a single data record.

The user of this component needs to provide the Java library for connecting to Lotus. The library can be found in the installations of Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino. The LotusReader component is not able to communicate with Lotus unless the path to this library is provided or the library is placed on the user's classpath. The path to the library can be specified in the details of Lotus connection (see Lotus Connections).

Notes and Limitations

LotusReader cannot read binary OLE objects from Lotus.

See also

LotusWriter
Lotus Connections
Common Properties of Components
Common Properties of Readers
Chapter 55, Readers