Sets the sort order of some Domain relevant views in the Domino
Known Values : @UCA
Please be aware that this setting on Domino 7 will cause a NSD when the
also runs Quickplace.
The Domino directory template lists user names with an extra space in order
avoid unexpected sort ordering. An example of this is the second column of the
($PeopleGroupsFlat) view which displays the lesser name in the following
The default sort collation that Domino® uses for these views ranks commas
all other letters. The standard English sort method should list shorter names
before longer ones. For example, the following list of names is traditionally
The default sort collation used by Domino would rank these names as follows
because of the comma:
To avoid this problem, the standard template for the Domino directory has
always used an extra space added between the last name and the comma. This
space ranks before all letters, and therefore lists the names in the correct
order. Unfortunately, this also introduces an unexpected character into the
listed name and may cause confusion among users.
In Notes®/Domino 6.0, a new sort collation was added which correctly ranks
shorter names ahead of the longer ones. Enabling this feature allows for the
extra space to be removed from the view column because the comma no longer
interferes with the expected sort order.
To enable this feature one or more of the following steps may be taken:
1. Notes client users may change the default sort collation for the client
using the Sorting ... option on the International page of the User Preferences
dialog. This will only affect views built by the client (e.g. views in local
2. Server administrators may change the default sort collation for the
server by adding:
to the server's INI file. This will affect the default sort collation for all
views and databases on the server.
3. Domino database designers may change the sort collation on individual
from the Design Element properties infobox for the specific view. This infobox
appears from the list of views in the Domino Designer client, not after the
view is opened. On the Design tab of the properties infobox, select the
collation type of Universal and select the Unicode sort collation checkbox.
This last option will also allow a server administrator to change only the
views in the Domino Directory without affecting the rest of the databases on
the server. The following views need to be updated to effect a change to the
Addressing dialog box in the Lotus Notes® client:
In addition to changing the sort collation, each of these views contains a
column which inserts an extra space between the last name and the comma. With
the collation changed for the design element, this space can be removed without
affecting the sort order.
NOTE: Changing these collation types either on the server, in a specific
or on the client may result in extended view rebuilds as the new collation is
implemented. It is recommended that these changes go into effect on a server
during off hours or when the server can otherwise be treated as out of
None, although you can specify this setting in the NOTES.INI Settings tab of
the Configuration Settings document in the Domino Directory.
Lotus Notes/Domino 6.0
Lotus Notes/Domino x.x.x