When databases are going wild and areÂ becoming unreasonable slow and the rebuild of view indexes takes quite a long while it is timeÂ to review theÂ space view indexes are taking.
There is an easy way to display view statistics in the Domino Administrator client.Â Right-clicking to a database and selecting Manage Views comes up with a statistic similar to this:
But how many times have you been asked whether this information can be exported/mailed/printed? Unfortunately this isn’t a feature of the Domino Administrator yet. You can howeverÂ retrieve the view information using the
show database path\filename.nsf
command on the server console. Without any parameter Show Database will display both, database and document information as well as view size statistics. Alternatively the output can be restricted using the dÂ parameter (without aÂ dash) to only display database and document information or v to display view information only.
While this still doesn’t export the information yet, you could either extract the information from the log.nsf or redirect the display to a file. The command
show database names.nsf v >c:\views.txt
will export the view informationÂ of the names.nsf to a local file views.txt on the C:\ drive on the server.