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I have an outlook form that I am designing.  It is a function catering form.  What I want to do is that whenever someone completes the form, I want that form to post the date,time, subject and userid into an public calendar folder (named catering).

Can anybody help me or steer me into the right direction?
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Here's a quick example of how to find the "catering" folder and adding a new appointment item. Make sure you add a reference to "Microsoft Outlook"

Private Sub cmdAddAppointment_Click()

   Dim olApp As New Outlook.Application
   Dim olSession As Outlook.NameSpace
   Dim olCaterFolder As Outlook.MAPIFolder
   Dim olApptItem As Outlook.AppointmentItem
   
   ' Get a reference to the session.
   Set olSession = olApp.GetNamespace("MAPI")

    ' Find the catering folder starting at the root
    Set olCaterFolder = ProcessFolder(olSession.Folders(1))
    If olCaterFolder Is Nothing Then
        MsgBox "folder not found"
        Exit Sub
    End If
   
    ' Add the new appointment item to the catering folder
    Set olApptItem = olCaterFolder.Items.Add
    olApptItem.Subject = "The subject"
    olApptItem.Start = Now()
    olApptItem.Save
   
End Sub

Private Function FindFolder(CurrentFolder As Outlook.MAPIFolder) As MAPIFolder
    Dim olNewFolder As Outlook.MAPIFolder
   
   ' Loop through and search each subfolder of the current folder.
   For Each olNewFolder In CurrentFolder.Folders
       
        ' If we have a match, return the folder object and exit
        If olNewFolder.Name = "catering" And olNewFolder.DefaultItemType = olAppointmentItem Then
            Set FindFolder = olNewFolder
            Exit Function
        End If
       
        ' Recurse any subfolders in the current folder.
        Set FindFolder = FindFolder(olNewFolder, sName, sType)
        ' If a folder object was returned the target was found; exit...
        If Not FindFolder Is Nothing Then Exit Function
       
   Next
   
End Function

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A good resource for Outlook related info is
www.slipstick.com
There is section on custom forms which shows how to retrieve form fields that you can incorporate into the above example.
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Thanks, I believe I can work with this.
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