Viewing SharePoint Task columns in Outlook Tasks RRS feed

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  • Using SharePoint 2007. 

    I've created a new column within my Tasks in SharePoint called Assigned To (2) since Outlook will not display tasks that have multiple assignees in the default Assigned To field (even though the field allows it [in SharePoint] by separating them with a simicolon). 

    When I connect to Outlook, the new column is not displayed.  Seems only default columns.  I tried adding the column to Outlook by using: Customize View > Fields > User-defined field in folder > New Field.  The field appears in Outlook, but no data appears.  I went back to SharePoint my Tasks and selected Connect to Outlook once again but to no avail. 

    How does one get the data from a new column to appear in Outlook? 

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  • Hi SaintG,


    It seems that it is a known issue. This issue may occur when the SharePoint task list includes custom columns. You can synchronize a limited set of predefined by using the Connect to Outlook feature. However, you cannot connect custom SharePoint task list columns to Outlook 2007. For more detailed information about this problem, you can refer to this KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/920278.


    Thanks & Regards,

    Peng Lei

    • Marked as answer by David HM Monday, April 4, 2011 8:05 AM
    Wednesday, March 30, 2011 8:29 AM