Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

transfer categories from outlook 2003 to 2007

Posted on 2009-05-12
4
508 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-29
I wonder if anyone can suggest a way of copying the categories from Outlook 2003 on one machine to Outlook 2007 on another.
Microsdoft have an article
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;297405
which explains how to do it in 2003 to 2003 but that is all I can find.


0
Comment
Question by:MsElfin
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:David Lee
ID: 24365818
Hi, MsElfin.

Outlook 2003 stores categories in the registry.  Outlook 2007 stores them in a hidden folder in Outlook.  There is no built in means of copying them from 2003 to 2007.  It is possible to do it if you are comfortable scripting in Outlook.
0
 

Author Comment

by:MsElfin
ID: 24484834
Hi BlueDevilFan

Thanks your message.  How does one access the hidden folder in Outlook 2007?  Then I can look at scripting.

Thanks
0
 
LVL 76

Accepted Solution

by:
David Lee earned 50 total points
ID: 24487754
You don't need to access the hidden folder directly.  Outlook 2007's object model includes everything you need to do it from code.  Here's an example of how to add categories in Outlook 2007.
Sub CompanyCategories()
    Const CATNAMES = "CatA,CatB"
    Const CATCOLORS = "2,3"
    Dim olkApp, olkSes, olkCats, olkCat, arrCats, varCat, arrColors, varColor, intIndex
    Set olkApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
    Set olkSes = olkApp.GetNamespace("MAPI")
    olkSes.Logon "Outlook"
    Set olkCats = olkSes.Categories
    arrCats = Split(CATNAMES, ",")
    arrColors = Split(CATCOLORS, ",")
    For intIndex = LBound(arrCats) To UBound(arrCats)
        varCat = arrCats(intIndex)
        varColor = arrColors(intIndex)
        Set olkCat = olkCats.Item(varCat)
        If TypeName(olkCat) = "Nothing" Then
            Set olkCat = olkCats.Add(varCat, varColor)
        Else
            If olkCat.Color <> varColor Then
                olkCat.Color = varColor
            End If
        End If
    Next
    Set olkCat = Nothing
    Set olkCats = Nothing
    olkSes.Logoff
    Set olkSes = Nothing
    Set olkApp = Nothing
End Sub

Open in new window

0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you don't know how to downgrade, my instructions below should be helpful.
MS Outlook is a world-class email client application that is mainly used for e-communication globally.  In this article, we will discuss the basic idea about MS Outlook, its advanced features, and types of MS Outlook File formats.
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…
CodeTwo Sync for iCloud (http://www.codetwo.com/sync-for-icloud?sts=6554) automatically synchronizes your Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010 or 2007 folders with iCloud folders available via iCloud Control Panel. This lets you automatically sync them with…

861 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question