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Y2k21 problem in Notes property box - Created date is empty

Thomas Hampel
 4 January 2021

2021 started with a little surprise: The property box in your HCL Notes client doesn’t show the Created date for documents created in 2021 any longer.

Here is a screenshot of what is missing:

Image:Y2k21 problem in Notes property box - Created date is empty

It affects just the display of the date/time value in the property box in all the Notes clients (Standard & Basic, on MacOS and Windows).

From a technical point of view the date/time values are still there but they are just not displayed in the property box.


The property box refers to the date when the document was created and its empty when the document was created in 2021 or later.

It is still displayed correctly when a field $Created exists in the document, e.g. this is the case for SMTP mails.


So far this was reported to appear with the following versions:
  • Notes 11.0.1
  • Notes 10.0.x
  • Notes 9.0.1
  • Notes 8.5.x
and likely also appearing in earlier versions.

HCL Development is working on getting this minor issue fixed - details are tracked under SPR# NNAIBWX3MD
and in HCL Technote KB0086175

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Comments

1.) Y2k21 problem in Notes property box - Created date is empty

Christophe Jost 05.01.2021 10:55:49

It does not seem to be only a display problem.

My research shows that, if I take my Notes mailbox,

- any SMTP email coming from NON Domino users has a creation date.

- any SMTP email coming from Domino users has no creation date.

- any Notes email coming from Domino users has no creation date

- any document created on my iphone using the iphone app does NOT have a creation date

- any document created on Verse does NOT have a creation date

- any document created on Nomad on an iPad does NOT have a creation date

- emails I receive from customers using Domino - but sending via SMTP do NOT have a creation date.

- emails received from anyone NOT using Domino have a creation date

So the issue looks to be something going wrong on the Domino server level, and is a 'variable' that is part of the SMTP content, or a different storing procedure if emails come from a Domino Server/Traveler via SMTP.

Good hunting

2.) Y2k21 problem in Notes property box - Created date is empty

Thomas Hampel 05.01.2021 11:11:42

No, this is not a server issue.

It is just the propertybox display value. The create date information itself exists and you can verify that by using 3rd party tools like Ytria ScanEZ https://www.ytria.com/ezsuite/scanez

Your analysis refers to the existence of the field $Created in the underlying document.

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