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Hi,

Need to send mails every day to many users for their Birthdays.What is the best way of doing this.This is sent to the user in the To and the whole staff that are in a group in the CC.
Is there a easy way of doing this.Every user has to get invividual mails and the whole staff in Cc.Name has to be as

Hi username
and the user in the To tab.
The others in the CC
The mail has backgroud and pictures in it. Any way to automate this or any better ideas are appretiated.

Any help with this.

Regards
Sharath
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by:David Lee
ID: 20355457
Hi, Sharath.

How do you keep track of their birthdays, and will all messages be cc'd to the same group of people?  If not, how can we tell who is cc'd on which messages?
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by:bsharath
ID: 20355476
I have a excel that has
Colum A Name and Colum B the date in MM/DD/YYY format
Yes all messages will be Cc'd to the same group always just the names will differ
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by:bsharath
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Any help....
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by:David Lee
ID: 20400367
Try this.  It will mail a birthday message to every entry in the spreadsheet.  We can modify it to only send messages to birthdays matching today's date or to those within a certain number of days of today.
Sub SendBirthdayMessage()
    Dim excApp As Object, _
        excBook As Object, _
        excSheet As Object, _
        olkMessage As Outlook.MailItem, _
        intRow As Integer
    Set excApp = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
    'Change the file name and path on the following line as needed
    Set excBook = excApp.Workbooks.Open("C:\eeTesting\Birthdays.xls")
    Set excSheet = excBook.Worksheets(1)
    intRow = 1
    Do Until excSheet.Cells(intRow, 1) = ""
        Set olkMessage = Application.CreateItem(olMailItem)
        With olkMessage
            .Recipients.Add excSheet.Cells(intRow, 1)
            .Recipients.ResolveAll
            'Change the subject line as needed
            .Subject = "Happy Birthday"
            'Insert your HTML on the following line.  You can insert the HTML directly or read it in from a file.  The HTML can be anything you want it to be.
            .HTMLBody = "Your HTML goes here"
            .Send
        End With
        Set olkMessage = Nothing
    Loop
    excBook.Close False
    Set excSheet = Nothing
    Set excBook = Nothing
    Set excApp = Nothing
    MsgBox "All done.", vbOKOnly + vbInformation, "Send Birthday Greetings"
End Sub

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by:bsharath
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How should the data in the excel be.
Can you modify according to this Question please...
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Q_22997456.html
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by:David Lee
ID: 20400604
Well, according to what you posted in this question the data would be in the format

Name        Birthday
Sharath    12/12/1967

If you want to change it to this format

Bdate Date            Username    Email Address        Groupname    Username/Groupname
12/12/1967           Sharath        Sharath@plc.com   Group1          User1/group1

then use the code below
Sub SendBirthdayMessage()
    Dim excApp As Object, _
        excBook As Object, _
        excSheet As Object, _
        olkMessage As Outlook.MailItem, _
        intRow As Integer
    Set excApp = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
    'Change the file name and path on the following line as needed
    Set excBook = excApp.Workbooks.Open("C:\eeTesting\Birthdays.xls")
    Set excSheet = excBook.Worksheets(1)
    intRow = 1
    Do Until excSheet.Cells(intRow, 1) = ""
        If CDate(excSheet.Cells(intRow, 1) = Date() Then
            Set olkMessage = Application.CreateItem(olMailItem)
            With olkMessage
                .Recipients.Add excSheet.Cells(intRow, 3)
                .Recipients.ResolveAll
                .CC = excSheet.Cells(intRow, 4)
                'Change the subject line as needed
                .Subject = "Happy Birthday"
                'Insert your HTML on the following line.  You can insert the HTML directly or read it in from a file.  The HTML can be anything you want it to be.
            .HTMLBody = "Your HTML goes here"
            .Send
        End With
        Set olkMessage = Nothing
    Loop
    excBook.Close False
    Set excSheet = Nothing
    Set excBook = Nothing
    Set excApp = Nothing
    MsgBox "All done.", vbOKOnly + vbInformation, "Send Birthday Greetings"
End Sub

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by:bsharath
ID: 20400649
Is this a outlook macro?
I get a compile error here
        If CDate(excSheet.Cells(intRow, 1) = Date() Then

Is a Bracket missing?
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by:bsharath
ID: 20400652
For both the questions its the same results that i need.
1. Automate the process in outlook to find the date and if the date is todays date then send a mail to all the bday members with some users in CC.
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by:David Lee
ID: 20400664
Oops, sorry.  Yes, it is an Outlook macro and yes a parenthesis is missing.  The line should read

    If CDate(excSheet.Cells(intRow, 1)) = Date() Then
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by:bsharath
ID: 20400686
I get this

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Microsoft Visual Basic
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Compile error:

Loop without Do
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OK   Help  
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David Lee earned 2000 total points
ID: 20407519
Oops.  Try this.
Sub SendBirthdayMessage()
    Dim excApp As Object, _
        excBook As Object, _
        excSheet As Object, _
        olkMessage As Outlook.MailItem, _
        intRow As Integer
    Set excApp = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
    'Change the file name and path on the following line as needed
    Set excBook = excApp.Workbooks.Open("C:\eeTesting\Birthdays.xls")
    Set excSheet = excBook.Worksheets(1)
    intRow = 1
    Do Until excSheet.Cells(intRow, 1) = ""
        If CDate(excSheet.Cells(intRow, 1) = Date() Then
            Set olkMessage = Application.CreateItem(olMailItem)
            With olkMessage
                .Recipients.Add excSheet.Cells(intRow, 3)
                .Recipients.ResolveAll
                .CC = excSheet.Cells(intRow, 4)
                'Change the subject line as needed
                .Subject = "Happy Birthday"
                'Insert your HTML on the following line.  You can insert the HTML directly or read it in from a file.  The HTML can be anything you want it to be.
                .HTMLBody = "Your HTML goes here"
                .Send
            End With
        End If
        Set olkMessage = Nothing
    Loop
    excBook.Close False
    Set excSheet = Nothing
    Set excBook = Nothing
    Set excApp = Nothing
    MsgBox "All done.", vbOKOnly + vbInformation, "Send Birthday Greetings"
End Sub

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by:bsharath
ID: 20408623
I get a Run time error 13
in this line when clicked debug
 If CDate(excSheet.Cells(intRow, 1)) = Date Then
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by:bsharath
ID: 20447568
Any help...
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by:bsharath
ID: 20490074
Any help...
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by:bsharath
ID: 20524592
David if time permits plz have a look on this...
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by:chandru_sol
ID: 21506562
Sharath,

Hope you are doing good.

Did you get any update on this?

regards
Chandru
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by:bsharath
ID: 21506645
Hi Chandru long time....i am fine how are you...

>>Did you get any update on this?
Sorry could not follow
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by:chandru_sol
ID: 21523050
i was out of country for a project and a bit busy.

Did you get this birthday greetings working?

Chandru
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by:bsharath
ID: 21523079
Not exactly chandru i get the Runtime error.
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by:bsharath
ID: 21523080
Not exactly chandru i get the Runtime error.
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by:chandru_sol
ID: 21523111
i would also require this for birthday wishes. I am not sure about macros in excel.
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