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Can I modify a journal entry RRS feed

  • Question

  • Can I add a piece of information (a string) to a Journal entry in Microsoft Outlook 2010 from within a custom Outlook form region within an Outlook Addin?

    Ideally, it would be a hidden variable associated with that journal entry.  The hidden variable should be accessible by the form region the next time the user opens that particular journal entry for edit or view.

    If I needed to use a visible field within the Journal entry to hold the data, I guess that could work as a workaround.

    Friday, March 9, 2012 4:23 PM

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  • I suppose that I can bury my data string in a Journal entry's Categories field:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff865857.aspx

    The Categories field is read/write and seems rarely used.  Also, it allows an array of delimited entries, so I can append my string to the field and theoretically perhaps not eliminate some other functionality.


    • Edited by Screener Friday, March 9, 2012 9:20 PM
    Friday, March 9, 2012 8:34 PM
  • Hello Screener,

    I would use the Mileage Field.The Categories is a Field where Items could be categorized in a Folder. You will see all your Text in the Outlook choose category field.

    Greets - Helmut


    Helmut Obertanner [http://www.obertanner.de] [http://www.outlooksharp.de]

    Friday, March 9, 2012 9:56 PM
    Answerer
  • Ok, will do.  I guess the choices are kind of Mileage, Categories, BillingInformation.  Of the three, I would suppose you are correct and Mileage would be the least damaging.

    Friday, March 9, 2012 10:49 PM
  • Of course untill some other plugin/macro/code will decide to do exactly the same. I think you should look into UserProperties collection and add there your own property.
    Monday, March 12, 2012 10:37 AM
  • Amusing anecdote -- I am trying to work with ContactItem info, and I am seeing odd strings showing up in the "RadioTelephoneNumber" field.  Turns out the Skype addin was saving some of its information there.  Very annoying for my project, and to your point ...

    Monday, March 12, 2012 7:57 PM