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"Formula error" returned when users attempt to access iNotes 8.5.2 Fix Pack 3

Technote (troubleshooting)


In some cases, users are unable to access iNotes after the server is upgraded to 8.5.2 Fix Pack 3. After entering their login name and password, iNotes users receive the following error:

Lotus iNotes Warning
Problem: Formula Error
Solution: Click here to refresh your browser

Refreshing the browser does not clear the issue.

Resolving the problem

This issue is being tracked under SPR# JDOE8ECMAR and is addressed in Interim Fix 1 for iNotes 8.5.2 Fix Pack 3, which is available for download from Fix Central (direct download link provided below). See technote #1508250 for additional information about this Interim Fix.

NOTE: It is recommended that you also consider applying a separate Interim Fix that addresses an IMAP issue affecting Domino 8.5.2 FP3. For more information see technote #1508247.

Download & Install information for IF1 for iNotes 8.5.2 FP3

Fix Central ID
File name & download link

Install Instructions
The file listed below is not identified using the correct case. Please use the case of the file you are replacing as a guide.

Server Platform Location File
All Platforms <Domino data directory>\iNotes Forms85.nsf

Some customers have worked around this issue by setting the server's OS locale to a language that uses commas instead of periods for the thousands separator.

Related information

8.5.2 Fix Pack 3 Release Notice & Fix List

Document information

More support for: IBM iNotes

Software version:

Operating system(s): Linux, OS X, Windows

Reference #: 1506794

Modified date: 25 October 2011

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