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Creating filter to define Outlook view based on Follow Up Flag

Posted on 2008-10-15
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Hi,
can you advice me how to create a filter for Outlook to view only
messages which have Follow Up Flag set?
It is in Customize View - Filter - Advanced
when I enter "Follow Up Flag" "is empty" then I can see messages
with follow up flag set but I can see messages with "tick mark" as well.
So I assume that I should enter something like
"Follow Up Flag" "contains" "value".
But what is the correct value to show just messages with the follow up flag?

Thanks.
 Dalibor
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by:David Lee
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Hi, dataline.

Use "Flag Status" instead of "Follow Up Flag" and set the value to "Followup Flag".
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by:dataline
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Hi BlueDevilFan,
this does not work. When I use this the I see no messages - the window is empty.
The only filter when I see them is "Follow Up Flag" is "not empty".
I really do not know why your suggestion does not work. It seems to be logical,
but probably the flag which I get by clicking at the message is not "Followup Flag"
but something else. But I do not know how to find out.

 Dalibor
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Can you post a screen shot of what you're talking about?
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by:dataline
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Hi,
sure I can. Here is it.
The first two messages have the "check mark" and the next two have the "follow up" flag.
I would like to see only the messages with "follow up flag" and not those with checkmarks
and not those with nothing.

I have found a filter which does what I want:
Flag Status not equal to Completed
Follow Up Flag is not empty

However your suggested filter
Flag Status is Followup Flag
does not work.
So my original question - what are the possible values for the Flag Status - is still unanswered.
 Dalibor

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David Lee earned 250 total points
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You're right.  Apologies.  Here's a screen shot of the filter setting that does work.
Flag-Status-Filter.jpg
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