"The Active View Cannot be Deleted" Attempting to Delete "Untitled" View in R5
This is one of those things that happens just infrequently enough that I forget how to solve it each time. While the KnowledgeBase refers to the "Untitled" view, this also happens with other views, often the one you have marked as Default. So I stick this out here more for my quick reference in the future... :-)
Error: "The Active View Cannot be Deleted" Attempting to Delete "Untitled" View in R5
Using Domino Designer R5, you create a new database that is not based on one of the available database templates by selecting File, Database, New from the menu and selecting the default Blank option for the template in the New Database dialog box. In Domino Designer, under the Views potion of the new blank databases, you see one view titled (Untitled) that is set as the default view for the database. You create a new view, give it a title and make this new view the default database view. This causes the view called (Untitled) to no longer be the default view. However, if you attempt to delete the view called (Untitled), the following error displays even though the (Untitled) view is not the active view:
"The active view cannot be deleted."
This issue has been reported to Lotus Quality Engineering. In the Notes Client select the view you want to delete, then from the menu bar, select "Action" then select "View Options" and then select "Delete View". This will delete the active view. When you switch back to the Designer Client the view will be gone.