Monday, May 31, 2010

Resolving “ The specified database lookup generated..” Lotus Notes Error

IBM Lotus Notes is a popular email client and personal information manager, which stores all your significant data in a database, called NSF (Notes Storage File). It stores all the data in the form of columns and rows. The meta database about Lotus Notes database column is stored in a structure, known as DBColumn. You can update the information in DBColumn, as per your requirements, using @DBColumn and @DB lookups commands. However, sometimes, you may come across critical situations of database corruption and data loss if you incorrectly update the database columns. In such cases, you need Lotus Notes Recovery software.

In a practical scenario, you may come across the below error message when you try to update information in the Lotus Notes database column:

“The specified database lookup generated more than 65,000 bytes of results, which is too large to return in this context.”

After the above error message, the database column can not be updated and you can not even access the particular table of your NSF database. In such situations, your valuable data become inaccessible. To extract precious data from the Lotus Notes database, you need to find out the reason behind the problem and fix it using NSF File Recovery solutions.


You may come across this problem due to any of the following reasons:

(1) You run @DBColumn command on your Lotus Notes database and it returns more than 42,000 bytes of information.

(2) The size of database column is exceeding 65.000 bytes.

(3) The Lotus Notes database is damaged and the application can not read it. Corruption can be caused by numerous reasons, such as application malfunction, virus infection, file system errors, operating system problems, unexpected system shutdown, and user errors.


Try out any of the below methods to fix this problem and Repair Lotus Notes database:

(1) Decrease the size of database columns.

(2) Restore Lotus Notes database from the most recent backup.

(3) Repair and restore damaged database using third-party applications.

The Lotus Notes recovery software are particularly designed to methodically scan entire database using powerful scanning techniques and extract all inaccessible data from it. They do not demand sound and prior technical skills to repair the damaged database as of their simple and interactive graphical user interface.

Stellar Phoenix Lotus Notes Recovery is a powerful, yet easy to use application for assured recovery of damaged NSF file. This NSF File Recovery tool is able to display the preview of headers of five items per folder. In addition, this tool provides the Live Update option to get the latest definitions of the software from the Internet. It supports Lotus Notes 6.x and 7.x versions. It is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, Server 2003, XP, and Server 2000.