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Posted on 2004-08-20
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Hi all

I am using the code below to search for all appointments after a certain date. Then I want to update the Categories of the appointments.

The problem is it adds a new appointment instead of Updating an existing one.
Any help highly appreciated.



 Dim objOutlook As Outlook.Application
        Dim objAppt As Outlook.AppointmentItem
        Dim objRecurPattern As Outlook.RecurrencePattern
  Set objOutlook = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
        Set objAppt = objOutlook.CreateItem(olAppointmentItem)
       
 
 Dim ol As Object
      Dim olns As Object
      Dim objFolder As Object
      Dim objAllAppoint As Object
      Dim Appoint As Object
      ' Set the application object
      Set ol = New Outlook.Application
      ' Set the namespace object
      Set olns = ol.GetNamespace("MAPI")
      ' Set the default Calendar folder
      Set objFolder = olns.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderCalendar)
     
      Set objAllAppoint  = objFolder.Items
      ' Loop through each Appointment
     
      Dim st As String
      Dim dt As Date
      For Each Appoint  In objAllAppoint
     st = Format(Appoint.Start, "dd-mm-yyyy")
     dt = "01-01-2004"
     
         If st > dt Then
       
       
       objAppt.Categories = "Processed"
       
     
       objAppt.Save
     
  End if
Next
   

End Sub
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Try this.  It works in my environment.

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Dim objOutlook As New Outlook.Application
    Dim objNameSpace As Outlook.NameSpace
    Dim objFolder As Outlook.MAPIFolder
    Dim objAppt As Outlook.AppointmentItem
    Dim datStarting As Date
    Dim intCount As Integer
 
    ' Set the namespace object
    Set objNameSpace = objOutlook.GetNamespace("MAPI")
   
    ' Login to a profile
    objNameSpace.Logon "MyProfileName", "MyPassword"
   
    ' Set the default Calendar folder
    Set objFolder = objNameSpace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderCalendar)
   
    ' Set the starting date (be sure to include a time too)
    datStarting = #8/19/2004 11:59:59 PM#
   
    ' Loop through the appointments backwards
    For intCount = objFolder.Items.Count To 1 Step -1
        ' Get the appointment item
        Set objAppt = objFolder.Items(intCount)
        ' Is the
        If objAppt.Start > datStarting Then
            ' Are other categories already present
            If Len(objAppt.Categories) > 0 Then
                ' Append the new category to the existing list of cats
                objAppt.Categories = objAppt.Categories & ",Processed"
            Else
                ' Set the category
                objAppt.Categories = "Processed"
            End If
            ' Save the appointment
            objAppt.Save
        End If
    Next
    ' Log out
    objNameSpace.Logoff
    ' Dispose of the objects to avoid memory leaks
    Set objAppt = Nothing
    Set objFolder = Nothing
    Set objNameSpace = Nothing
    Set objOutlook = Nothing
End Sub
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