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Search results include unpublished versions in Quickr for Domino

Technote (troubleshooting)


In Lotus Quickr for Domino, when a user performs a quick or advanced search, by default the results will include older versions of the posting or file. How do you prevent older versions of a document or posting from appearing in the search result on a Quickr for Domino server that has the versioning feature enabled?


This behavior is a product limitation of the search feature in the releases of Lotus Quickr services for Lotus Domino prior to


This limitation affects servers that have the notes.ini parameter h_VersionType set to explicit or implicit.

Resolving the problem

This limitation has been addressed in Lotus Quickr 8.2 fix pack 10 (, tracked as SPR# RELS7KNUHE. If you want to exclude the older versions of a content item from the search results, then you need to

  1. Upgrade the Lotus Quickr server to version 8.2
  2. Apply Fix Pack 10 ( or later
  3. Add the notes.ini parameter h_DisplayNoVersions=1
  4. Restart the server for the changes to take effect

Once this ini setting is applied, Quickr for Domino performs an additional check prior to returning the results of a search. This check scans the backend Notes document for every post that matches the search criteria for either h_isHidden=1 or h_IsPublished=0. If either is true, the documents will be excluded from the search result list that is displayed to the user. This configuration change affects every place on the server.

Document information

More support for: Lotus End of Support Products
Lotus Quickr for Domino

Software version: 8.2, 8.5, 8.5.1

Operating system(s): AIX, IBM i, Windows

Reference #: 1423418

Modified date: 12 October 2013