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Using the LinkAttach Tool version 1.6

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This download contains the LinkAttach Tool v1.6 that can be used to detect and identify problem documents in databases that have files attached with broken links to the Body field.

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This tool will detect and identify problem documents in a database which have files attached with broken links to the Body field. It does this by scanning through all of the CD records in a given rich text field. The tool can be set to run on a specific form or look at a specific field with command line parameters. The defaults are for the Memo and Reply forms and the Body field. This tool is supported for double-byte character sets as well. The syntax for using the LinkAttach tool is described below: LinkAttach filename options filename - The filename of the database to be processed. If a database is on the server such as a mail database, the syntax is: Servername!!database.nsf options - As follows: -o=formname Set the form name to be processed (The default is "Memo" form) -i=fieldname Set the field name to be processed (The default is "Body" form) -a Process all documents in the database (This option will override the -o option.) -d Generate console output from mail messages with Subject, From, and Date fields Without -d, NoteId will be logged Note: This option will be ignored if a specific form is set for processing. Example: * Database on local C:\Notes\Data>linkattach.exe C:\Notes\Data\mail\mail.nsf -d * Database on server C:Notes\Data>linkattach.exe servername!!database.nsf -d Here is sample output from the tool run against an example database: C:\Notes\Data>linkattach.exe servername!!mail\mail.nsf -d LinkAttach version 1.6 Sep 20 2005 Using selection formula (Form = "Memo" : "Reply")... Processing the Body field for 2 entries... Found hidden file (Type: Empty Hotspot; Subject: This is a test mail; From: Admin Domino/Support; Date: 2005/06/02 18:23:17; Field DupID #0; CD Record #30; File: test1.txt)!! Found hidden file (Type: Nested Hotspot; Subject: This is a sample; From: Admin Domino/Support; Date: 2005/05/03 19:19:29; Field DupID #0; CD Record #35; File: test2.xls)!! Finished running LinkAttach. Supporting Information: For related information, refer to the technote titled "Attached Files Can Be Orphaned When Added to Documents by Drag and Drop" (#1216845).


The LinkAttach tool can be run with any version of Notes 6.x, 6.5x, or 7.0. The tool needs to be run from a Windows client, but can be pointed at any server.

Installation Instructions

To install the tool, users should extract the LinkAttach.exe file to their Notes program directory.

Download package

Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
LinkAttach Tool version 1.6 9/30/2005 English 23413 FTP

Document information

More support for: Lotus End of Support Products
Lotus Notes

Software version: 6.0, 6.5, 7.0

Operating system(s): Windows, iOS

Reference #: 4010418

Modified date: 04 October 2005