Outlook Macro to send message: Need date insertion in Subject and Body

Posted on 2006-07-21
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
       I have an Outlook macro that I found on expert exchange that works great. It just sends an email when I click on it on the toolbar. I want to add the current date to the subject line and body of the macro. Here it is;

Sub Daily_Report()

Dim objMail As Outlook.MailItem
Set objMail = Application.CreateItem(olMailItem)

With objMail
  ' By default person will be added
  ' to the To area
  .Recipients.Add ("")
  .Subject = "Daily Report for <date needed here>"
  ' Touching body makes it an RTF message
  .Body = "Somebody - The Daily Report for <date needed here> has been executed and printed. Thanks - PVsupport"
  ' Touching HTMLBody makes it HTML
  '.HTMLBody = "This is the body in HTML."
End With

' Send it

' Display it
' objMail.Display

Set objMail = Nothing
End Sub

I have found various ways of getting the date on the forums but I am not sure of the syntax to work it into the macro
(I'm a Perl guy, not VB :)

Question by:pvsupport
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Expert Comment

ID: 17156495
Change this line:
.Subject = "Daily Report for " & DATE
.Subject = "Daily Report for " & DATE


.Body = "Somebody - The Daily Report for <date needed here> has been executed and printed. Thanks - PVsupport"
to read
.Body = "Somebody - The Daily Report for " & DATE & " has been executed and printed. Thanks - PVsupport"

Accepted Solution

masoncooper earned 50 total points
ID: 17156506
Err, the second line of my comment should read
  .Subject = "Daily Report for <date needed here>"
But I'm sure you get the point. :)

Author Comment

ID: 17159807
Thanks! perfect.

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