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I copied and pasted into notepad and made changes as you mentioned in your last post. However, when I ran the script I received the following error:
c:\outlook_holiday.vbs(12, 5) Microsoft Office Outlook: Type Mismatch: Unable to coerce parameter value. Outlook cannot translate your string.

I'm not a programmer but I looked at the script to see if I could see any problem but, of course, I wasn't. I've pasted in my entire script below. Any help would be very much appreciated.

Thanks,

Chris


Dim olkApp, olkCalendar, olkEvent, arrEvents, arrItem, varEvent
arrEvents = BuildEventList()
Set olkApp = GetObject(,"Outlook.Application")
If TypeName(olkApp) <> "Application" Then
      Set olkApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
End If
Set olkCalendar = olkApp.GetNamespace("MAPI").GetDefaultFolder(9)
For Each varEvent in arrEvents
    arrItem = Split(varEvent, ":")
    Set olkEvent = olkApp.CreateItem(1)
    olkEvent.Subject = arrItem(0)
    olkEvent.Start = arrItem(1)
    olkEvent.AllDayEvent = True
    olkEvent.ReminderSet = False
    olkEvent.Save
Next
Set olkEvent = Nothing
Set olkCalendar = Nothing
Set olkApp = Nothing
WScript.Echo "Events Added"
 
Function BuildEventList()
    'Change 5 to the number of events in your list minus one.  For example, if you have 10 events in your list, then the number would be 9.
    Dim arrTemp(10)
    'Add a line like the following for each event.  Arrays start at 0 not 1.  The events can be in any order.  The format is Event:Date.
    arrTemp(0) = "New Year's Day:/1/1/2009"
    arrTemp(1) = "Presidents' Day:2/16/2009"
    arrTemp(2) = "Memorial Day:5/25/2009"
    arrTemp(3) = "Day before Independence Day:7/2/2009"
    arrTemp(4) = "Independence Day:7/3/2009"
    arrTemp(5) = "Labor Day:9/7/2009"
    arrTemp(6) = "Thanksgiving Day:11/26/2009"
    arrTemp(7) = "Day after Thanksgiving:11/27/2009"
    arrTemp(8) = "Winter Holiday:12/25/2009"
    arrTemp(9) = "Winter Holiday:12/26/2009"
    arrTemp(10) = "New Years Eve:12/31/2009"
    BuildEventList = arrTemp  
End Function

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Hello tcups,

You have a superfluous '/' character, change the first datum of your buildeventlist from

    arrTemp(0) = "New Year's Day:/1/1/2009"

to
    arrTemp(0) = "New Year's Day:1/1/2009"

Regards,
Chris
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Thanks for the help. I appreciate it.
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You're welcome and thanks for the grade.

Chris
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