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SharePoint 2016 - Outlook 2016 task list synchronization with custom fields rendered as URL RRS feed

  • Question

  • In Outlook, for a SP-synced Task list we have a requirement to render a custom column as URL on a task list view. The end result should resemble something like this:

    http://i.stack.imgur.com/o3stp.png

    We have tried a number of tricks/hacks, like generating own GetListItemChangesSinceToken responses, creating fields to match Outlook built-in field names, but to no avail. It seems there is no built-in way to render a link on the task list view.

    From what we found over the Internet, this is not supported (at least was not in previous versions of Outlook/SharePoint) and Outlook can render only a limited set of columns (in a limited ways, e.g. text, drop down, checkbox).

    As far as we see, there are no third-party tools that support this as well (there's been the ProperSync solution back in the days, but it's been dead for some time and has not been developed since 2007 version).

    Do you guys have any idea how this could be accomplished? Have you ever come across this problem? Maybe Outlook API could be utilized in order to render our custom columns in the desired way?

    Any piece of advice is valuable!

    Best Regards, Maciej


    Friday, June 17, 2016 8:04 AM

Answers

  • Hi Maciej,

    Do you want to add hyperlink fields in outlook task list view? If so, as you have known, hyperlink field is not supported in Outlook custom fields. There is no Outlook API could work around this issue.

    If this is a new feature you want to include in the future version of Outlook, I suggest you submit a feedback in the link below:

    https://outlook.uservoice.com/

    Best Regards,

    Edward


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    Monday, June 20, 2016 2:21 AM