deleting old UDP items in tasks

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pjeffers

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I have a task form created on 2007. It has been working fine, but now they want to revamp the
whole form. I have this form on 7 PC's...

Can I write script or do something to go thru thier tasksand delete the items that I need to get rid of on thier tasks. I looked on the detail tab while in developer and all the fields are on the task document.

Thank you for any input.

Phillis
 

pjeffers

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thanks for your help.

I hope I am making sense in describing the issue.

If I can get them to delete all of tasks, I assume I can then modify the task form to the way they need it? and they can enter new tasks which will contain the updated form.

If not:

With this change, there are a number of fields they will not use, but will want to add a few new ones.
I can "reuse" the fields where the replacement is the of the same type (text to text, etc). but if they want a drop down box for example and I dont have any of those to reuse...

This form has so many fields already I hesitate to just keep adding new ones.

I will need to have something run on thier computers to delete fields we will not use. I just need to know what I should do.
do you have an example of the vba code.

thanks again for your help
 

pjeffers

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Do you want to delete the tasks or change the form the task use? Either can be done using VBA but you'll need to run it from their computers.

Sorry to wait so long, I got pulled off onto another project.

They will delete thier tasks and I will change the form. in the past when the form was changed, the user would run a vb.net program that would install and publish the form into thier Task Folder.
It would then go thru the task items and make sure the message class was correct.

On my computer I noticed that the fields in the item and the fields in the folder were the same.
I would choose the form and delete a field from both the item and the folder and then republish the form.
when I then created a new task, those fields would exist in the new task.

Looking at thier items and task folder, I saw all of the items existed in thier task, but the folder had very few of the actual items.

1. Once they delete all of their tasks and run the program to republish the custom form, will they be ok?
2. Is there a problem with the folders items being out of sync? I dont understand the relationship. and If I need to fix it I will attempt to write code to sync them up. I guess my question is everytime I delete or add a field do I need to make sure it is in thier task folder. Or is there a better way to do this or a better place to store the form.

I do have code behind the form.
 
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