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Access VBA - insert record data into Outlook calendar based on date

Posted on 2009-05-14
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Hi

I have an Access table that contains three columns: "Date", "Time", "Description".
I want to use Access VBA to loop through the records and add each record
to the correct date (based on the "Date" field) at the correct time (based on the "Time" field). I want to then add the description to this calendar entry (based on the "Description" field.
Thank you
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Question by:Murray Brown
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by:shambalad
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Try the attached code.
Todd

Sub CreateCalendarItem(strSubject As String, strDate As String, strTime As String)
   Dim olkAppt As Outlook.AppointmentItem
   Dim OlkApp As Outlook.Application
   Dim dte As Date
   
   ' Must add Outlook to references for this to work
   dte = CDate(strDate & " " & strTime)
   
   Set OlkApp = New Outlook.Application
   With OlkApp
      Set olkAppt = .CreateItem(Outlook.OlItemType.olAppointmentItem)
      With olkAppt
         .Start = dte
         .Subject = strSubject
         .ReminderSet = False
         olkAppt.Save
      End With
   End With
   
   ' Clean up.
   Set OlkApp = Nothing
   Set olkAppt = Nothing
End Sub
 
Sub testCreateCalendarItem()
   Dim strSubject As String, strDate As String, strTime As String
   strSubject = "Create Menu Item in VBA"
   strDate = "5/20/2009"
   strTime = "8:30:00 PM"
   CreateCalendarItem strSubject, strDate, strTime
End Sub

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The attached incorporates the VBA loop to read through the table. It also creates the Outlook object in the calling sub.
Todd

Sub LoadCalendarItems()
   Dim OlkApp As Outlook.Application
   Dim strSubject As String
   Dim rst As DAO.Recordset
   Dim db As DAO.Database
   Dim strDate As String
   Dim strTime As String
   
   Set db = CurrentDb
   Set rst = db.OpenRecordset("MyTable")
   Set OlkApp = New Outlook.Application
   With rst
      Do Until .EOF
         strDate = .Fields("Date")
         strTime = .Fields("Time")
         strSubject = .Fields("Description")
         CreateCalendarItem OlkApp, strSubject, strDate, strTime
         .MoveNext
      Loop
      .Close
   End With
 
   ' Clean up.
   Set OlkApp = Nothing
   Set rst = Nothing
   Set db = Nothing
End Sub
 
Sub CreateCalendarItem(OlkApp As Outlook.Application, _
            strSubject As String, strDate As String, _
            strTime As String)
   Dim olkAppt As Outlook.AppointmentItem
   Dim dte As Date
   
   ' Must add Outlook to references for this to work
   dte = CDate(strDate & " " & strTime)
   
   With OlkApp
      Set olkAppt = .CreateItem(Outlook.OlItemType.olAppointmentItem)
      With olkAppt
         .Start = dte
         .Subject = strSubject
         .ReminderSet = False
         olkAppt.Save
      End With
   End With
   
   ' Clean up.
   Set olkAppt = Nothing
End Sub

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by:Murray Brown
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Many thanks Todd.Great answer!
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by:hgj1357
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How can you get a warning that Outlook isn't running? This code requires Outlook to be running, right?
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by:hgj1357
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My mistake! It just takes a few seconds to show up if the event was added with Outlook not running.

How would I add a contact? That would be pretty awesome!
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