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IBM Notes Connector


The Coveo IBM Notes (formerly known as Lotus Notes) connector allows a Coveo administrator to bring the content of IBM Notes databases into the unified index so that it becomes searchable by end-users.

Note: As of March 2, 2017, the IBM Notes connector is deprecated (see What Does Deprecated Mean for a Coveo Connector?).
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IBM Notes Connector Guide


Content Indexing

The connector can index all IBM Notes database content such as:

  • Emails

  • Address books

  • Document library

  • Documents

  • Metadata

  • Attachments

  • OLE objects


Security permissions on IBM Notes items are indexed and can be fully mapped to their corresponding Windows permissions (see About the Notes Security Mapping File).

Incremental Refresh

Updated documents in a database (content/security) are periodically re-indexed by the connector (see Configuring and Indexing an IBM Notes Source).


When indexing IBM Notes databases, the connector can be paused and resumed.


  • All databases under a common folder can be indexed using a single address (see Configuring and Indexing an IBM Notes Source).

  • Metadata mappings can be fully customized (mapping of IBM Notes fields to CES fields).

  • Search results can redirect users to the original documents, which are directly in the IBM Notes Client.

What's Next?

Review the deployment process for the IBM Notes connector (see IBM Notes Connector Deployment Overview).

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