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Please see below some sample applet code that demonstrates one approach to this problem. Copy the source into a new applet in Formativ and integrate it with the Email toolbar. When you open a new email message, a new button will appear on the email view that lets you define whether the email message is official or otherwise. The applet uses a custom field which can be displayed in the GroupWise client. See the comments section at the top of the source code for more information.

I hope this helps. Please note that this is example code, and does not implement complete error checking, etc.

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' Message Type Selection
' Designed By : Formativ Business Solutions Team
' Date Created: 4 January 2002
' Version 1.0
' This applet is a simple demonstration of using a custom field to categorize
' existing email messages as either 'Official' or 'Unofficial'. It adds a button
' to the GroupWise email. This button displays a dialog that allows the user to
' categorize the message as either 'Official' or 'Unofficial'. As all messages
' in the account are assumed to be Official by default, data is only stored in
' the custom field if the user designates the message as unofficial.
' You can see the state of messages by adding the "ADV Official Status" custom
' field to the mail list column header in the client. Those messages that have
' not yet been categorized will have no text appear in the display. Those that
' have been designated as unofficial will have the word "Unofficial" appear.
' You can easily search for unoffical messages by using the standard GroupWise
' Find facility, using the Advanced find option.
' You may need to restart the client the very first you execute the applet in
' order to see the newly created custom field
' INTEGRATIONS: This applet has already been integrated with the email view, but
' the integration has been disabled. Enable it in the Integrations tab in
' Formativ Admin

Dim Dlg
Dim RadioCtl
Const cSelectType = 101
Const CUSTOM_FIELD = "ADV Official Status"
Const CAPTION = "Formativ Applet Examples"

' Main Line Processing
Sub Main(Client, GWEvent)

Dim Msg
Dim Cmd
Dim sIndex
Dim Fields
Dim fieldObj

' Set the default radio button to Unofficial
sIndex = 0

Set Msg = Client.ClientState.CommandMessage

' Add the custom field in GroupWise field definitions
Set Fields = Msg.Fields

On Error Resume Next
Set fieldObj = Fields.Item(CUSTOM_FIELD, fgwString)

' If the field exists then we check the value
If IsObject(fieldObj) Then
If fieldObj.Value = "Unofficial" Then
sIndex = 1
sIndex = 0
End If
End If

' Display the selection dialog
Select Case Dlg.Execute
Case Btn1 Cmd = cSelectType
End Select

' Change the status based on the type selected
If Cmd = cSelectType Then
Select Case RadioCtl.ItemIndex
Case 0 Call Fields.Add(CUSTOM_FIELD, fgwString, " ")
Case 1 Call Fields.Add(CUSTOM_FIELD, fgwString, "Unofficial")
End Select
End If


Set Msg = Nothing
Set Fields = Nothing
Set fieldObj = Nothing

End Sub

' Add the custom field in field GroupWise definitions
Sub AddField

Dim FieldObj
Dim FieldDefs

Set FieldDefs = GroupWise.Account.FieldDefinitions
On Error Resume Next
Set FieldObj = FieldDefs.Item(CUSTOM_FIELD, fgwString)

' If the custom field does not exists in the field definitions add the field.
If FieldObj Is Nothing Then
Call FieldDefs.Add(CUSTOM_FIELD, fgwString)
End If

Set FieldDefs = Nothing
Set FieldDefs = Nothing

End Sub

' Dialog to select whether the mail is Official/Unofficial
Function SetupDlg(sIndex)

Set Dlg = Utilities.NewControlBoxDialog
With Dlg
.Height = 215
.Caption = CAPTION
.Title = "Select the email type"
End With

Set RadioCtl = Dlg.AddRadioGroupControl
With RadioCtl
.Caption = "Is this Official/Unofficial mail?"
.Items.Add("Official Mail")
.Items.Add("Unofficial Mail")
.ItemIndex = sIndex
.Height = 70
.Columns = 2
.Hint = "Select message type"
End With

End Function