RE: @DbLookup works locally but not on server Harkpabst Meliantrop 2.Sep.08 04:04 PM a Web browser Notes Client 6.0.3Windows 2000, Windows XP
Reading the error message, I would assume, that the problem might not so much be the index not being built yet, but rather users not being allowed to create private views in that application at all.
If so, a new private view is still created, but it's stored in the user's desktop, not in the database on the server. Consequentially, the lookup would have to fail.
Personally, I avoid private views wherever I can and in this scenario I would rather go for a @DbLookup on a public view sorted by user name. I assume that this is, what you meant with your comment regarding @DbLookup.