Can't add custom field to custom Outlook form, it always adds to the Folder instead

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Hello! We have an Outlook Add-in that we have been using and maintaining for several years.

It uses a customized appointment form called "Quote" (IPM.Appointment.Quote).

Whenever we want to track more data for the Quote, I would just add some new fields in the Custom Form Designer, then publish the form to a Public Folder in Outlook, overwriting the old form. That way, users will get the new form, and have access to the new field automatically.

However I cannot seem to get the field to be added to the FORM itself anymore. It just won't do it. The field always gets added to "User-defined fields in folder".

The custom Quote form is in my Personal Forms Library which I modify in the Custom Form Designer. I add a textbox control, then in the textbox properties I create a New field, and in the past this has always caused the new field to be added to the Quote form itself, but now it doesn't work. The field gets added only to "User-defined fields in folder". I need the field added to the custom FORM itself!

Any idea what's wrong? Did Microsoft change something? Thank you.
 
Any idea how many fields are on the form? There is a limit to the number of fields you can have on a form.

When you say you cany add the field - is this when you are updating it or after it is published?

Are you updating the form's version # before republishing? (Properties tab)
 
Hello! We have an Outlook Add-in that we have been using and maintaining for several years.

It uses a customized appointment form called "Quote" (IPM.Appointment.Quote).

Whenever we want to track more data for the Quote, I would just add some new fields in the Custom Form Designer, then publish the form to a Public Folder in Outlook, overwriting the old form. That way, users will get the new form, and have access to the new field automatically.

However I cannot seem to get the field to be added to the FORM itself anymore. It just won't do it. The field always gets added to "User-defined fields in folder".

The custom Quote form is in my Personal Forms Library which I modify in the Custom Form Designer. I add a textbox control, then in the textbox properties I create a New field, and in the past this has always caused the new field to be added to the Quote form itself, but now it doesn't work. The field gets added only to "User-defined fields in folder". I need the field added to the custom FORM itself!

Any idea what's wrong? Did Microsoft change something? Thank you.

I tried customizing a different form, noticed the custom field was saving to the form properly, then switched back to the Quote form and tried customizing that again, and now it seems to be saving the custom field. Not sure why it did that, but I think the issue is solved now.
Any idea how many fields are on the form? There is a limit to the number of fields you can have on a form.

When you say you cany add the field - is this when you are updating it or after it is published?

Are you updating the form's version # before republishing? (Properties tab)
Thank you for the reply Diane, I think we got it solved. Had to swap to a test form and try it, then after that it was working as expected.
 
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