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How to create an icon on an HTML page that opens the Lotus Notes database from a Lotus Notes client

I'm trying to include a Lotus Notes database icon on an HTML page that, when clicked, will open the Lotus Notes database in the Lotus Notes client. Is this possible? Do you have any suggestions?

You can create a Notes Data Link (NDL) file which the image can link to. When clicked from the browser, the NDL will open the Lotus Notes client and launch the linked resources.

To create the NDL file:

  1. Create a link (document, view or database) using the copy as link command.
  2. Open Notepad.
  3. Paste the link from the clipboard.
  4. Save the text file with the extension |.ndl|.

Opening this file will launch Lotus Notes to the resources.

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This was first published in March 2006

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