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  • #4412
    sam
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    Hi,

    Is there a way to insert text into a custom field of a ComposingItem?

    I can insert once a real message is created. But when in composing item the .Fields property is not supported.

    I am trying to add some text to an outgoing email (ComposingItem), this information cannot be an attachment. I was trying the Custom Fields and will investigate x-fiedls…

    Is there a way to do this with an x-field?
    Any work-arounds appreciated.

    Thanks

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  • #8120
    Support 3
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    Unfortunately, you can not add custom fields to a composing/draft message. However, you can add when the message is saved (i.e. stored in GroupWise database). You can save draft message using ItemSaveMessageDraft() token to save a draft copy of the current message in the specified folder. If no folder is specified, the user is prompted to indicate which folder to use.

    See the following thread for more information: http://www.advansyscorp.com/forums/topic/2131098961/

    We haven’t investigate X-Field on composing message, please let us know if you have any success.

    Regards,
    Advansys Support

    #8121
    ctaleck
    Participant

    I created my own class to handle adding custom fields to a draft message using the Novell Object API. I hope the following code is of some assistance to you.

    quote:


    ‘ Custom Fields
    Set myFields = New CCustomFields
    If myFields.AttachToMsg(DraftMsg) Then
    Call myFields.SetFieldValue(FIELD_ACCOUNT, NewMsgDlg.eAccount.Text, fgwString)
    Call myFields.SetFieldValue(FIELD_PROJDESC, NewMsgDlg.eProjectDesc.Text, fgwString)
    End If


    Here is the full code of how I send a message with custom fields:

    '-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ' Send the message
    '-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Function SendMessage(ByVal RecipientEmail, ByVal CCEmail, ByVal BCEmail, ByVal Subject, ByVal BodyText, ByVal AttachList)
      Dim i, DraftMsg, SentMsg, myFields
      SendMessage = ""
      ' Use the Object API to create a new draft email message
      Set DraftMsg = GroupWise.Account.Mailbox.Messages.Add("GW.MESSAGE.MAIL", fgwDraft)
      ' Subject and Body
      DraftMsg.Subject = Subject
      DraftMsg.BodyText.PlainText = BodyText
      ' Recepient Field
      If RecipientEmail.Count > 0 Then
        For i = 0 To RecipientEmail.Count - 1
          Call DraftMsg.Recipients.Add(RecipientEmail.EmailAddress(i), "NGW", fgwTo)
        Next
      End If
      ' CC Field
      If CCEmail.Count > 0 Then
        For i = 0 To CCEmail.Count - 1
          Call DraftMsg.Recipients.Add(CCEmail.EmailAddress(i), "NGW", fgwCC)
        Next
      End If
      ' BC Field
      If BCEmail.Count > 0 Then
        For i = 0 To BCEmail.Count - 1
          Call DraftMsg.Recipients.Add(BCEmail.EmailAddress(i), "NGW", fgwBC)
        Next
      End If
      ' Attachments
      Dim sFilename
      For i = 0 to AttachList.Items.Count - 1
        sFilename = Toolbox.NormalizeFilePathLoc(AttachList.Items(i).SubItems(0))
        Utilities.Trace "Attach sFilename " & sFilename
        DraftMsg.Attachments.Add(sFilename)
      Next
      ' Custom Fields
       Set myFields = New CCustomFields
      If myFields.AttachToMsg(DraftMsg) Then
        Call myFields.SetFieldValue(FIELD_ACCOUNT, NewMsgDlg.eAccount.Text, fgwString)
        Call myFields.SetFieldValue(FIELD_PROJDESC, NewMsgDlg.eProjectDesc.Text, fgwString)
      End If
      ' Send the message and return the message ID
      Set SentMsg = DraftMsg.Send
      If not SentMsg is nothing then
        Utilities.Trace "SentMsg.MessageID=" & SentMsg.MessageID
        SendMessage = SentMsg.MessageID
        Set SentMsg = Nothing
      End If
      Set DraftMsg = Nothing
      Set myFields = Nothing
    End Function

    And here is my class to handle custom fields:

    '-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    '
    ' CCustomFields Class
    '
    ' Methods:
    '   AttachToMsg(Msg) - Attach to the current message.  Return a boolean indicating success
    '   SetFieldValue(TheName, TheValue, TheType) - Store TheValue in TheName field
    '   GetFieldValue(TheName, TheType) - Return the value currently stored in the custom field of TheName
    '
    ' Use:
    '   Dim iFields
    '   Set iFields = New CCustomFields
    '   iFields.AttachToMsg(Msg)
    '   MsgBox (iFields.GetFieldValue(FIELD_NAME,1)
    '   Call iFields.SetFieldValue(FIELD_NAME,Value,1)
    '
    ' TheType is of eFieldType
    '   fgwString   1   String
    '   fgwNumeric  2   Numeric (32 bits)
    '   fgwDate     3   Date
    '   fgwBinary   4   Binary
    '   fgwReserved 5   Reserved
    '
    '
    ' This class contains methods designed to make access to GroupWise message
    ' custom fields simpler.  Use the AttachToMsg to connect to the message we
    ' want to write to/read from, then use the SetFieldValue()/GetFieldValue()
    ' methods to read/write the data
    '
    '-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    class CCustomFields
    
      Private iMsg
    
      Private Sub class_terminate
        set iMsg = nothing
      End sub
    
      Public Function AttachToMsg(ByRef Msg)
        If Toolbox.SkipErrors Then On Error Resume Next
        AttachToMsg = false
        set iMsg = Msg
        if iMsg is Nothing then
          exit function
        else
          AttachToMsg = true
        end if
        Toolbox.OnErrorCheckUp("AttachToMsg")
      end function
    
      Public Sub SetFieldValue(ByVal TheName, ByVal TheValue, ByVal TheType)
        If Toolbox.SkipErrors Then On Error Resume Next
        If Len(TheName) = 0 Then Exit Sub
        If Not FieldExists(TheName, TheType) Then
          Call GroupWise.Account.FieldDefinitions.Add(TheName, TheType)
        End If
        Call iMsg.Fields.Add(TheName, TheType, TheValue)
        Toolbox.OnErrorCheckUp("SetFieldValue")
      End Sub
    
      Public Function GetFieldValue(TheName, TheType)
        If Toolbox.SkipErrors Then On Error Resume Next
        Dim iField
        If iMsg.Fields.Count > 0 Then
          Set iField = iMsg.Fields.Item(TheName, TheType)
          GetFieldValue = iField.Value
        Else
          GetFieldValue = ""
        End If
        Toolbox.OnErrorCheckUp("GetFieldValue")
      End Function
    
      Private Function FieldExists(TheName, TheType)
        If Toolbox.SkipErrors Then On Error Resume Next
        Dim FieldObj
        Dim FieldDefs
        Set FieldDefs = GroupWise.Account.FieldDefinitions
        Set FieldObj = FieldDefs.Item(TheName,TheType)
        If IsObject(FieldObj) Then
          FieldExists = TRUE
        Else
          FieldExists = FALSE
        End If
        Toolbox.OnErrorCheckUp("FieldExists")
        Set FieldObj = Nothing
        Set FieldDefs = Nothing
     End function
    
    End Class
    '
    ' End CCustomFields Class
    '-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Please note: You cannot use this class as is, because there are other classes involved that I have not presented.

    #8119
    Support 3
    Participant

    Thanks “ctaleck” for sharing this code with us.

    Regards,
    Advansys Support

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