So here’s a first time problem I faced this morning when trying to refresh one of my NSF designs in the IBM Notes Client. The design refresh worked 99% until it suddenly popped up with the following error: “Design replace failed, cannot add role, maximum number of entries has been reached“.

Quick Solution

Thanks to this tech note, the solution, whilst not preferred, is to make sure that the target NSF has the same Roles as the source NSF. In my case I was missing 4 roles. After adding them, everything worked fine again.

NOTE: I’m not sure what would happen if the source and target databases are meant to have different roles. This should not be the case most of the time though.

Cheers 🙂
John