When a search is defined, ArchiveOne can compare a large number of message, folder, mailbox, and PST criteria. However, not all properties can be compared.
You can add custom properties. For example:
- To search MAPI properties added by third-party applications.
- To search Exchange properties that are not in the ArchiveOne standard set of search criteria.
To define custom MAPI search properties, click Edit Custom Properties in the Status node. In the Edit Custom Properties dialog box, you can extend the search criteria used within policy definitions to provide an almost unlimited range of criteria.
You can define three types of custom search properties in the dialog:
- Fixed ID properties – Any MAPI property defined with a fixed ID, typically with an ID value below 0x8000. Only the ID part, not the type, is required. For instance, for the tag 0x0037001E, only the ID part of 0x0037 is required.
- Named properties – Any MAPI property defined using a GUID and a name or ID.
- Address book properties – Any address book property, only for use with mailbox search criteria.
Selecting each button brings up a dialog box to allow you to define that type of MAPI property. In each case, you must specify what type of object (mailbox, folder, message, or attachment) to which the property applies, and the type (string, number or date). The exception is address book properties, which can only apply to mailboxes and can only be strings.
Once you have defined a custom property, it can be used in a policy search criteria, see Search criteria for more information.