Referencing the current view records only

Posted on 2000-04-06
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-07-27
I am using the code below to update a custom field in our contacts list. This code updates all of the records in the current folder. I would like to modify it to only update the displayed records (i.e. the records shown after I have applied a filter to the current view.) I am working in Outlook 2000. Can anyone suggest a modification?

Sub UpdateDateFields2()
 Dim objContactsFolder As Outlook.MAPIFolder
   Dim objContacts As Outlook.Items
   Dim strDateSelect As String
   Dim strDate As Date
   Dim objContact As Object
   Dim iCount As Integer

   ' Specify which contact folder to work with
   Set objContactsFolder = Outlook.ActiveExplorer.CurrentFolder
   Set objContacts = objContactsFolder.Items

   ' Prompt for field and date
   strDateSelect = InputBox("Enter the field to update.")
   strDate = InputBox("Enter date.")

   iCount = 0

   ' Process the changes
   For Each objContact In objContacts
      If TypeName(objContact) = "ContactItem" Then
        objContact.UserProperties.Find(strDateSelect) = strDate
        iCount = iCount + 1
      End If
   MsgBox "Number of contacts updated:" & Str$(iCount)

   ' Clean up
   Set objContact = Nothing
   Set objContacts = Nothing
   Set objContactsFolder = Nothing
End Sub
Question by:altschuler

Accepted Solution

brice123 earned 280 total points
ID: 2692399
Not a very elegant solution, but at least it works...

 ' Active the current explorer
  ' Select all the visible items  SendKeys ("^A")

   ' Loop through the selection collection
   For Each objContact In Outlook.ActiveExplorer.Selection
      If TypeName(objContact) = "ContactItem" Then
        objContact.UserProperties.Find(strDateSelect) = strDate
        iCount = iCount + 1
      End If
   MsgBox "Number of contacts updated:" & Str$(iCount)

Author Comment

ID: 2695056
Thanks again. Perfect.

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