Modifying fields in shared BCM2007



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Modifying fields in shared BCM2007

Postby yehia » Tue, 06 Feb 2007 09:06:54 GMT

Hi All,

just a quick question with regards to BCM2007 in shared mode.

I've i modify forms, will the changes be pushed out to all the other
machines as well or are the changes to the forms only local?

KInd Regards,

Re: Modifying fields in shared BCM2007

Postby Luther » Tue, 06 Feb 2007 22:25:43 GMT

When you modify the user fields in BCM, that information is stored in
the database, and will be used by all of the database's shared users.
I don't know when that data gets refreshed; if its everytime you open
a form. But at a minimum, everytime you start Outlook, BCM will fetch
the latest user fields information from the database.

Re: Modifying fields in shared BCM2007

Postby yehia » Wed, 07 Feb 2007 09:55:11 GMT

Thanks again Luther, your help with this and other queries are greatly

Re: Modifying fields in shared BCM2007

Postby Ron Mondri [MSFT] » Thu, 08 Feb 2007 02:55:53 GMT

The BCM clients should get updated immediately: they poll for DB changes 
every second and will pick up the schema change at that time.

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.


Re: Modifying fields in shared BCM2007

Postby Lon Orenstein » Thu, 08 Feb 2007 08:54:07 GMT


You first asked about "forms" and they answered about "fields".  Did you 
customize BCM forms or the database schema (add additional fields)?

Ron:  as BCM polls for database changes and updates the schema, will it 
update the offline database's schema stored on a laptop also?  Or, does that 
happen when it synchs?


Lon Orenstein

Re: Modifying fields in shared BCM2007

Postby yehia » Thu, 08 Feb 2007 13:41:29 GMT

Hi Lon,

By modifying a form i had meant adding user defined fields to the
existing form. Once you add a field i believe the database schema is
also modified on the SQL server.

I have not found a way to actually modify the form physically, as in
modify layout and/or the existing defualt fields. If you know of a way
i would appreciate some references.


Re: Modifying fields in shared BCM2007

Postby Lon Orenstein » Fri, 09 Feb 2007 01:21:59 GMT

I'm trying to get more info but it's hard to find... In the Outlook 
newsgroup, the generally accepted wisdom is that "it's possible" but not 
easy and not too reliable, especially getting multiple users in your 
workgroup all on the same form.  If I get some concrete info, I'll post 


Lon Orenstein

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