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VB code to Create Excel file from Outlook 2007 part 4

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I need this code to run base on the rule I created. I tried to find in the rules Wizard, the "run a script" option is empty.
What should I do?

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VB code to Create Excel file from Outlook 2007 part 3.1 - http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Groupware/Outlook/Q_24279744.html#a24025641

VB code to Create Excel file from Outlook 2007 part 3 - http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Groupware/Outlook/Q_24237135.html#a24017516

VB code to Create Excel file from Outlook 2007 part 2 - http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Misc/Q_24163884.html#a23699562
Option Explicit
 
Sub CreateExcel3()
    Dim objExcel As Object
    Dim objFSO As Object
    Dim objFolder As Object
    Dim sExcelFolderPath As String, sExcelFileName As String
    
    Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    sExcelFolderPath = "e:\temp\vba\"   'Folder path
    sExcelFileName = "test.xlsx"        'File name
    Set objExcel = CreateObject("excel.application")
    
    On Error Resume Next
    Set objFolder = objFSO.GetFolder(sExcelFolderPath) 'Set the folder path
    On Error GoTo 0
    If objFolder Is Nothing Then objFSO.createfolder (sExcelFolderPath) 'Create the folder if not present
 
    
    objExcel.Workbooks.Add
    objExcel.DisplayAlerts = False
    objExcel.ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs (sExcelFolderPath & sExcelFileName)
    objExcel.Quit
    objExcel.DisplayAlerts = True
    
    Set objExcel = Nothing
    Set objFSO = Nothing
    Set objFolder = Nothing
End Sub

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by:Chris Bottomley
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The rule wizard will only display code with a mailitem or contactitem reference therefore:

Sub CreateExcel3(mai as mailitem)

Cannot see how to use it in your sub though ... since there does not seem to be a need for a mailitem.  However if the sub is to run for any receipt then that will do it .. once the header is changed the wizard should see the sub.

Chris
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Maybe I'm not clear enough in my description.

I'm going to set up a rule which will process incoming email base on the sender then the rule should execute that code.

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by:0ffa
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chris_bottomley,

I changed my line 3 to "Sub CreateExcel3(mail As MailItem)" and it showed in the script list as "CreateExcelProject.CreateExcel3". So I setup the rule base on this script.

However, when I tried this rule by receiving an email to trigger the rule there was an error saying 'The script "CreateExcelProject.CreateExcel3" doesn't exist or is invalid'.

What is wrong?
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by:Chris Bottomley
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Not sure offhand but check if there is another sub of the same name and if not try moving the cursor to an email in an outlook folder then setting a breakpoint on the first line of your CreateExcel3 sub, >>>
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

Now type in the immediate window:
CreateExcel3 application.ActiveExplorer.Selection.Item(1)

If it works stop the macro and let me know the settings on the rule as if it runs the rule declaration would seem to be at fault.

Chris
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by:0ffa
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chris_bottomley,

I have to clear the brackets in Sub CreateExcel3(mail As MailItem) first right? If not cleared, I couldn't ran the code coz it'll ask for which macro to run.

When I change it to Sub CreateExcel3(), here is the message I got:

Compile error:
Wrong number of arguments or invalid property assignment
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by:Chris Bottomley
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NO, don't change the sub, the whole idea is to test it as it would be called by the rule.  Re-instate the sub as Sub CreateExcel3(mail As MailItem) ... i'm not sure mail is a good choice for the varname though ... i usually use mai - No L.

Then press enter on the line in the immediate window as suggested~:
CreateExcel3 application.ActiveExplorer.Selection.Item(1)

Chris
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by:0ffa
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I did as directed and got a compile error: expected variable or procedure, not module.

Here is my rule:
Apply this rule after the message arrives
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  and on this machine only
run CreateExcelProject.CreateExcel3

Then I tried to sent an email to myself to test whether the rule is working. When the email arrived the rule error I described above came out even though I put a breakpoint on the Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject"). Then I press enter on the immediate window.

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by:Chris Bottomley
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SUb CreateExcel3 does exist in a normal code module called "CreateExcelProject" in outlook?

Chris
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by:0ffa
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What do you mean by normal code?
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by:Chris Bottomley
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CLutching at straws ... the sub could be in the outlooksession code module, a class module or a code module.

I haven't tested to be sure though I assume it must be in a normal code module to be visible to the riules wizard but I ask teh question as I may have missed another option so seeking conformation that it's in a suitable module.

Chris
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Can you supply your sub as modified as well looking for what might be the problem as the code should run ok as far as I can see.

Chris
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This CreateExcel3 is in the module under CreateExcelProject . I'll attach the print screen for you to see.
If I used Sub CreateExcel3() the code will run straightaway but won't show in rule wizard's script option.
If I changed it to Sub CreateExcel3(mai As MailItem) when I ran it'll ask me to choose which Macro to run.

CreateExcelProject.jpg
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Chris Bottomley earned 500 total points
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That's a first for me though I understand the logic.

Since the rule struggles as well as the immediate window try renaming your CreateExcel3 module as for instance Module_CreateExcel3.  This will keep the correspondence but remove the conflict ... I hope!

Chris
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by:0ffa
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Chris,
I'm really happy when I tried the code again and it works like a charm. :)
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Chris,

Could you please explain more regarding the naming conflict?

Thanks again.
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Continue to "VB code to Create Excel file from Outlook 2007 part 5 - Getting email sender name and change the worksheet name"

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Groupware/Outlook/Q_24314098.html
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