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Joel Allen

Outlook 2003 SP3

Hi,

I have a custom task form that has close to 400 fields. Every now and then,

a task will get stuck if too many fields have data entered in it. When I

open the form, I get a "Outlook cannot open the form.....etc....", and

basically it just won't open.

My work around is that I link the Outlook public folder to MS Access and

delete data in one of the task fields through a query. Once that is done, I

can open the task again!

Any idea why the task locks up and how I can prevent this problem?

Thanks for your help,

Joel
 
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Sue Mosher [MVP]

Outlook items cannot hold an infinite amount of data. The limit is 32kb, not

counting attachments and the item body. An item with 400 fields is very

likely to be way over that limit. The only permanent solution is to redesign

the form with fewer fields so that it holds less data.

Sue Mosher

"Joel Allen" <joelallen123@hotmail.com> wrote in message

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> Outlook 2003 SP3

> Hi,

> I have a custom task form that has close to 400 fields. Every now and
> then, a task will get stuck if too many fields have data entered in it.
> When I open the form, I get a "Outlook cannot open the form.....etc....",
> and basically it just won't open.

> My work around is that I link the Outlook public folder to MS Access and
> delete data in one of the task fields through a query. Once that is done,
> I can open the task again!

> Any idea why the task locks up and how I can prevent this problem?

> Thanks for your help,
> Joel
>
 
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Joel Allen

Thanks Sue. I have thousands of tasks, and the largest one is 14kb. Most

are around 2-3kb. Even with all fields entered, it doesn't come close to

32kb. What do you make of that? I have a lot of date fields, I wonder if

that is what trips it up.

"Sue Mosher [MVP]" <suemvp@turtleflock.com> wrote in message

news:%23zOU08r$JHA.5068@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Outlook items cannot hold an infinite amount of data. The limit is 32kb,
> not counting attachments and the item body. An item with 400 fields is
> very likely to be way over that limit. The only permanent solution is to
> redesign the form with fewer fields so that it holds less data.
> > Sue Mosher
> > >

> "Joel Allen" <joelallen123@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:uJWINAp$JHA.3732@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> > Outlook 2003 SP3
>

>> Hi,
>

>> I have a custom task form that has close to 400 fields. Every now and
> > then, a task will get stuck if too many fields have data entered in it.
> > When I open the form, I get a "Outlook cannot open the form.....etc....",
> > and basically it just won't open.
>

>> My work around is that I link the Outlook public folder to MS Access and
> > delete data in one of the task fields through a query. Once that is
> > done, I can open the task again!
>

>> Any idea why the task locks up and how I can prevent this problem?
>

>> Thanks for your help,
> > Joel
> >


>
 
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Sue Mosher [MVP]

The limit also applies to the form design, which is stored as a hidden item.

I get nervous as the number of fields approaches 200. I can't imagine a form

with 400 fields being stable.

Sue Mosher

"Joel Allen" <joelallen123@hotmail.com> wrote in message

news:%23zBt8Gx$JHA.1376@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> Thanks Sue. I have thousands of tasks, and the largest one is 14kb. Most
> are around 2-3kb. Even with all fields entered, it doesn't come close to
> 32kb. What do you make of that? I have a lot of date fields, I wonder if
> that is what trips it up.

> "Sue Mosher [MVP]" <suemvp@turtleflock.com> wrote in message
> news:%23zOU08r$JHA.5068@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> > Outlook items cannot hold an infinite amount of data. The limit is 32kb,
> > not counting attachments and the item body. An item with 400 fields is
> > very likely to be way over that limit. The only permanent solution is to
> > redesign the form with fewer fields so that it holds less data.
>

>> "Joel Allen" <joelallen123@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:uJWINAp$JHA.3732@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> >> Outlook 2003 SP3
> >
>>> Hi,
> >
>>> I have a custom task form that has close to 400 fields. Every now and
> >> then, a task will get stuck if too many fields have data entered in it.
> >> When I open the form, I get a "Outlook cannot open the
> >> form.....etc....", and basically it just won't open.
> >
>>> My work around is that I link the Outlook public folder to MS Access and
> >> delete data in one of the task fields through a query. Once that is
> >> done, I can open the task again!
> >
>>> Any idea why the task locks up and how I can prevent this problem?
> >
>>> Thanks for your help,
> >> Joel
> >>

>

>>


>
 
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Joel Allen

Wow, my form alone is 1210.306 KB. What's the biggest user of size so that

I can start trimming it down? graphics, fields?

"Sue Mosher [MVP]" <suemvp@turtleflock.com> wrote in message

news:O8VNiex$JHA.5092@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> The limit also applies to the form design, which is stored as a hidden
> item. I get nervous as the number of fields approaches 200. I can't
> imagine a form with 400 fields being stable.

> > Sue Mosher
> > >

> "Joel Allen" <joelallen123@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%23zBt8Gx$JHA.1376@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> > Thanks Sue. I have thousands of tasks, and the largest one is 14kb.
> > Most are around 2-3kb. Even with all fields entered, it doesn't come
> > close to 32kb. What do you make of that? I have a lot of date fields, I
> > wonder if that is what trips it up.
>

>> "Sue Mosher [MVP]" <suemvp@turtleflock.com> wrote in message
> > news:%23zOU08r$JHA.5068@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> >> Outlook items cannot hold an infinite amount of data. The limit is 32kb,
> >> not counting attachments and the item body. An item with 400 fields is
> >> very likely to be way over that limit. The only permanent solution is to
> >> redesign the form with fewer fields so that it holds less data.
> >
>>> "Joel Allen" <joelallen123@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> >> news:uJWINAp$JHA.3732@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> >>> Outlook 2003 SP3
> >>
>>>> Hi,
> >>
>>>> I have a custom task form that has close to 400 fields. Every now and
> >>> then, a task will get stuck if too many fields have data entered in it.
> >>> When I open the form, I get a "Outlook cannot open the
> >>> form.....etc....", and basically it just won't open.
> >>
>>>> My work around is that I link the Outlook public folder to MS Access
> >>> and delete data in one of the task fields through a query. Once that
> >>> is done, I can open the task again!
> >>
>>>> Any idea why the task locks up and how I can prevent this problem?
> >>
>>>> Thanks for your help,
> >>> Joel
> >>
>>
>>>

>

>>


>
 
S

Sue Mosher [MVP]

I don't know of any work that's been done to quantify the different

contributions that graphics, field definitions, control properties, code,

etc. make to a custom form. A copy of Outlook Spy or MFCMapi.exe would give

you a better picture of the hidden form message and what it actually

contains.

Sue Mosher

"Joel Allen" <joelallen123@hotmail.com> wrote in message

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> Wow, my form alone is 1210.306 KB. What's the biggest user of size so
> that I can start trimming it down? graphics, fields?

> "Sue Mosher [MVP]" <suemvp@turtleflock.com> wrote in message
> news:O8VNiex$JHA.5092@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> > The limit also applies to the form design, which is stored as a hidden
> > item. I get nervous as the number of fields approaches 200. I can't
> > imagine a form with 400 fields being stable.
>

>> "Joel Allen" <joelallen123@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:%23zBt8Gx$JHA.1376@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> >> Thanks Sue. I have thousands of tasks, and the largest one is 14kb.
> >> Most are around 2-3kb. Even with all fields entered, it doesn't come
> >> close to 32kb. What do you make of that? I have a lot of date fields,
> >> I wonder if that is what trips it up.
> >
>>> "Sue Mosher [MVP]" <suemvp@turtleflock.com> wrote in message
> >> news:%23zOU08r$JHA.5068@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> >>> Outlook items cannot hold an infinite amount of data. The limit is
> >>> 32kb, not counting attachments and the item body. An item with 400
> >>> fields is very likely to be way over that limit. The only permanent
> >>> solution is to redesign the form with fewer fields so that it holds
> >>> less data.
> >>
>>>> "Joel Allen" <joelallen123@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> >>> news:uJWINAp$JHA.3732@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> >>>> Outlook 2003 SP3
> >>>
>>>>> Hi,
> >>>
>>>>> I have a custom task form that has close to 400 fields. Every now and
> >>>> then, a task will get stuck if too many fields have data entered in
> >>>> it. When I open the form, I get a "Outlook cannot open the
> >>>> form.....etc....", and basically it just won't open.
> >>>
>>>>> My work around is that I link the Outlook public folder to MS Access
> >>>> and delete data in one of the task fields through a query. Once that
> >>>> is done, I can open the task again!
> >>>
>>>>> Any idea why the task locks up and how I can prevent this problem?
> >>>
>>>>> Thanks for your help,
> >>>> Joel
> >>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>>

>

>>


>
 
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