Integrating Outlook2000 with either Access or MSSQL

Posted on 2000-02-24
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I am trying to integrate Outlook2000 with both Access and Microsoft SQL Server.
I know it can be done ith ADO, but all the stuff I can find at Microsoft and other places, seem to assume a level of understanding that I just do NOT have.
If anyone can help me here with either samples or working code fragments, it would be really helpful.
Question by:Matlock
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I'm not sure if this will help or hinder you, but give http://www.slipstick.com/dev/database.htm a peek.

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Jon_Raymond earned 300 total points
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What level do you have?  You have to know a minimum of programming fundamentals, like referencing the outlook object from VB or referencing Access from outlook (which one are you trying to do?).  You have to know how to make a connection either way.  This is basically simple.  You dim the ADO connection and recordset objects then go to work:

    Dim iRow As Integer
    Dim iCol As Integer
    Dim rs As ADODB.Recordset
    Dim conn As ADODB.Connection
    Dim strCnn As String
    ' Open a connection using a DSN and ODBC tags.
    Set conn = New ADODB.Connection
    'conn.ConnectionString = "DSN=SLXDSN;UID=sysdba;pw=masterkey"
    conn.Open "DSN=SLXDSN"
    strCnn = "Provider=sqloledb;server = JONRWIN98;" _
        & "uid=sa;pwd=;database=pubs"
    If conn Is Nothing Then
        Set conn = New ADODB.Connection
    End If
    Set rs = New ADODB.Recordset
    rs.Open "dbo.spTestIndex_Employee", strCnn, adOpenDynamic, adLockPessimistic
    ' use Getrows to put the recordset into an array:
    vCurrentArray = rs.GetRows(10, iRecordNumber)
    ' if you don't use getrows you can do this with a recordset
    ' from a stored procedure that limits the rows returned
    'with the same parameters that getrows uses:
    'Do While Not rs.EOF
    '    For iCol = 0 To 2
    '       vCurrentArray(iCol, iRow) = rs(iCol)
    '    Next                'iCol
    '    rs.MoveNext'
    'or loop through the recordset itself:
    With rs
        Do While Not .EOF
            'do some thing here with each record:
            vVariable1 = rs(0) ' the first field by number or
            vVariable2 = rs("Field 2") ' the second field by its name in quotes
    End With
For samples of how to manipulate Outlook objects see:

If this is too complicated then coding isn't for you.

Author Comment

ID: 2565102
Thanks to both Neo_mvps
 and Jon Raymond, both bits were helpful but I have Accepted Jon's comment as the answer as I have been able to modify his code to make my application ( A VBScript behind an Outlook form to read from SQL7)

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