Enabling the query builder for outlook views

Posted by Jon Bullen on 2010-04-28
Estimated Reading Time 1 Minutes
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You can use an undocumented Registry key to display a Query Builder tab on the Filter dialog box associated with the View Summary dialog box. After you use the Query Builder to construct your query, you can then copy the Filter syntax displayed on the SQL page and paste it into your code. Do not attempt to add the Query Builder page Registry setting unless you are familiar with the Windows Registry Editor.

To display the Query Builder tab of the Filter dialog box, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start and point to Run. In the Run dialog box, type Regedit, and then click OK to launch the Windows Registry Editor.
  2. In the Registry tree, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software \Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook.
  3. From the Edit menu, select New, and then select Key.
  4. In the Key edit box, type QueryBuilder. Regedit will suggest New Key #1, but you should replace that key name with QueryBuilder.

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