Custom Yes/No column field

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To the group:

My sincerest apologies if this is not the correct group to post this question.

Outlook 2007

I have a user who needs to copy emails from their Inbox to various

subfolders. They need a method of marking the emails already copied. (They

use flags for other purposes so simply flagging the email is not an option -

unfortunately)

I tried to create a custom yes/no column field expecting a checkbox. Wrong.

Is it possible to create such a checkbox column field? And if not, any

suggestions for marking the emails would be greatly appreciated.

I am fairly literate in Access and Ecel VBA but have limited experience in

Outlook.

My most gracious thanks for any assistance.

John
 
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Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

Create a custom column how and where? If you just customize a view and add a

column to it the new column has to point to some field or other in each item

to show/have valid data. If the column isn't bound to any Outlook property

in the item it won't display a value or persist a value.

"John K." <John K.> wrote in message

news:E1922F0B-72A8-4198-97F6-5228D10B57BF@microsoft.com...
> To the group:

> My sincerest apologies if this is not the correct group to post this
> question.
> Outlook 2007
> I have a user who needs to copy emails from their Inbox to various
> subfolders. They need a method of marking the emails already copied. (They
> use flags for other purposes so simply flagging the email is not an
> option -
> unfortunately)
> I tried to create a custom yes/no column field expecting a checkbox.
> Wrong.
> Is it possible to create such a checkbox column field? And if not, any
> suggestions for marking the emails would be greatly appreciated.

> I am fairly literate in Access and Ecel VBA but have limited experience in
> Outlook.
> My most gracious thanks for any assistance.

> John

>
 
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Sm9obiBLLg

Thank you most kindly.

That makes a lot of sense and certainly explains why the yes/no field wasn't

my solution (and makes me wonder why I didn't recognize that myself).

I was doing just that - cutomize view/new column. (I have one that displays

the age of the email in days - not very hard to pull off.) I now have a much

better understanding of my options.

Again, my sincerest thanks.

John
wrote:


> Create a custom column how and where? If you just customize a view and add a
> column to it the new column has to point to some field or other in each item
> to show/have valid data. If the column isn't bound to any Outlook property
> in the item it won't display a value or persist a value.

> >

>

> "John K." <John K.> wrote in message
> news:E1922F0B-72A8-4198-97F6-5228D10B57BF@microsoft.com...
> > To the group:
> > My sincerest apologies if this is not the correct group to post this
> > question.
> > Outlook 2007
> > I have a user who needs to copy emails from their Inbox to various
> > subfolders. They need a method of marking the emails already copied. (They
> > use flags for other purposes so simply flagging the email is not an
> > option -
> > unfortunately)
> > I tried to create a custom yes/no column field expecting a checkbox.
> > Wrong.
> > Is it possible to create such a checkbox column field? And if not, any
> > suggestions for marking the emails would be greatly appreciated.
> > I am fairly literate in Access and Ecel VBA but have limited experience in
> > Outlook.
> > My most gracious thanks for any assistance.
> > John
> >


>
 
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