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How do I populate an Outlook Template from a Web Page?

Posted on 2008-06-18
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Dear Experts,

I am developing a web-based CRM application where users can click a hyperlink to open an email template which is populated with the customer's email address and name.

The attached code opens an Outlook template ("Testy"), however I am struggling to figure out how to populate the template with the customer's email and name.

My web server does not support VB, so I need to do this in Java.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks much!!!
<html> 
<head> 
<script language="JavaScript" type="text/JavaScript"> 
<!--
   // Variable Definitions 
   var outlookApp = null; 
   var nameSpace = null; 
   var mailFolder = null; 
   var mailItem = null; 
   var tempDoc = null; 
 
   function OpenOutlookDoc(whatform) 
   { 
      try 
      { 
      outlookApp = new ActiveXObject("Outlook.Application"); 
      nameSpace = outlookApp.getNameSpace("MAPI"); 
      mailFolder = nameSpace.getDefaultFolder(6); 
      mailItem = mailFolder.Items.add(whatform); 
      mailItem.Display(0)
      } 
      catch(e) 
      { 
      // act on any error that you get 
      } 
   } 
--> 
</script> 
</head> 
<body> 
<form> 
To use form buttons:<br> 
<input type=button value="Form A" NAME="OutlookOpen1" OnClick="OpenOutlookDoc('IPM.Note.Testy')"><br><br> 
To use text links:<br> 
<a href=javascript:void(0) onClick="OpenOutlookDoc('IPM.Note.Testy')">Form A</a><br><br> 
<!-- change the information between the single quotes to match your custom forms class Name like IPM.Note.CustomForm - you can have different links to different forms, provided you specify a different class Name for each link //--> 
</form> 
</body> 
</html>

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You cannot read by script email addresses in Outlook because that is blocked by a security patch.
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Or do you have the address already?
Then it goes simply as this:
   function OpenOutlookDoc(whatform) 
   { 
      try 
      { 
      outlookApp = new ActiveXObject("Outlook.Application"); 
      nameSpace = outlookApp.getNameSpace("MAPI"); 
      mailFolder = nameSpace.getDefaultFolder(6); 
      mailItem = mailFolder.Items.add(whatform);
      mailItem.To = "Ragnar64@some.net";
      mailItem.Subject = "eMail for you";
      mailItem.Body = "eMail for you.";
 
      mailItem.Display(0)
      } 
      catch(e) 
      { 
      // act on any error that you get 
      } 
   } 

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by:Ragnar64
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Zvonko - you're the King!!

Thank you very much for your help, I've been struggling with this for over a week.
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by:Ragnar64
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Zvonko - perfect, exactly what I needed, thank you very much!

Just one more thing please - my Outlook template has a user defined variable named "pig". Can you please tell me how to pass a value to this variable in the template? Something like mailItem.UserProperties.pig = "bacon";

Thanks again for all your help.
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Open a new Question please.

You can post here the question number when you have opened the related question.
There is also a Related Question feature on EE but I seldom open questions :)
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Follow-up question posted to : http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Java/Q_23505744.html

Thanks for your help Zvonko!!
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