Outlook 2007 Calendar (w/ Custom Fields) Export to Excel 2007?
Posted on 2010-03-23
I've created a custom Outlook 2007 Appointment which has some custom fields to track things like Clients, and Visit Types, etc. I need to get this appointment information into Excel. I've been looking at a couple different options but I am really stuck now.
The first option was to just do a simple export within Outlook to an Excel file. This won't work because the default export from Outlook will not allow me to include custom appointment information.
The next option seemed simple, but has a small issue. I created a custom Outlook Calendar view which is table based, and has fields setup for my custom fields. This 'almost' works. The problem is that when I copy the calendar appointments (Highlight --> Ctrl+C) and paste them into Excel the carriage returns in my Outlook "Message" field cause the message to span multiple cells, rather than keep the message field in a single cell.
I've been researching using vb scripting to handle the export and import, but when it comes to vb scripting I am as green as they come.
Any suggestions on the best route I should take to accomplish this? If the best route is utilizing vba please take my severe lack of skills into consideration (we're talking dumbing down to almost hand puppet terms).