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Posted on 2010-08-25
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Hi Experts,

I would like to request Experts Help. For some reason the attached script not activate outlook email even though I’ve the Outlook reference is active. Hope Experts can help me to rectify this problem. I’ve attached the workbook for your reference.


Sub SendEmail()
  'Uses early binding
  'Requires a reference to the Outlook Object Library
  Dim OutlookApp As Outlook.Application
  Dim MItem As Outlook.MailItem
  Dim olAppointment As Outlook.AppointmentItem
  
  Dim cell As Range
  Dim Subj As String
  Dim EmailAddr As String
  Dim Adate As Date
  Dim Atime As String
  Dim Msg2 As String
  Dim SendStatus As String
  
      
  'Create Outlook object
  Set OutlookApp = New Outlook.Application
  
  'Loop through the rows
  For Each cell In Columns("H").Cells.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeConstants)
    If cell.Value Like "*@*" Then
    
      'Get the data
      SendStatus = cell.Offset(0, 1)
      If SendStatus <> "To be sent" Then GoTo NotThisOne
      Subj = cell.Offset(0, -1).Value
      EmailAddr = cell.Value
      Adate = cell.Offset(0, -6).Value
      Atime = cell.Offset(0, -5).Value
      FileLocation = "C:\ApptFiles\OutlookAppointment.ics"
      cell.Offset(0, 1).Value = "Sent"

      
    Dim olApp As Outlook.Application
    Dim olApt As AppointmentItem
    
    Set olApp = New Outlook.Application
    Set olApt = olApp.CreateItem(olAppointmentItem)
    Msg2 = "New Task"
    
    With olApt
        .Start = Adate
        .End = .Start + TimeValue("00:30:00")
        .Subject = Msg2
        .Location = " "
        .Body = Msg
        .BusyStatus = olBusy
        .ReminderMinutesBeforeStart = 2880
        .ReminderSet = True
        '.Display
        
        'Save the iCalendar file in a known folder
        .SaveAs "C:\ApptFiles\OutlookAppointment.ics", olICal
        
        'Use Close to retain the new appointment within the Outlook Calendar, or Delete to delete it.
        'Both options keep the just-created .ics file
        
        '.Close False
        .Delete
    
    End With

      Set MItem = OutlookApp.CreateItem(olMailItem)
      With MItem
        .To = EmailAddr
        .Subject = Subj
        .Body = Msg
        .Attachments.Add (FileLocation)
        .Send
        '.Save 'to Drafts folder
      End With
NotThisOne:
    End If
  Next
  Set OutlookApp = Nothing
  Set olApt = Nothing
  Set olApp = Nothing

End Sub

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EvenList.xls
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Question by:Theva
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by:Chris Bottomley
ID: 33528216
First off it is a tad confusing ... are you sure you want two references to outlook and an outlook item:

  Set OutlookApp = New Outlook.Application

    Set olApp = New Outlook.Application
    Set olApt = olApp.CreateItem(olAppointmentItem)
 
      Set MItem = OutlookApp.CreateItem(olMailItem)

Irrespective can you say why "attached script not activate outlook email "

Chris
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by:Theva
ID: 33528417
Hi Chris,

I need to activate Outlook references, if not it shows error at this line:

 "OutlookApp As Outlook.Application"

The objective of having this script is to send calendar to recipient. Initially it works but I'm not what when its no longer works.  
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by:Chris Bottomley
ID: 33528508
I  have tried to 'tidy' it up in the hope it helps ... and moved it to late binding.

Chris
Sub SendEmail()

Dim olkApp As Object

Dim MItem As Object

Dim olkAppointment As Object

  

Dim cell As Range

Dim Subj As String

Dim EmailAddr As String

Dim Adate As Date

Dim Atime As String

Dim Msg As String

Dim Msg2 As String

Dim SendStatus As String

Dim FileLocation As String



Const olAppointmentItem As Integer = 1

Const olBusy As Integer = 2

Const olICal As Integer = 8

Const olMailItem As Integer = 0

      

  'Loop through the rows

  For Each cell In Columns("H").Cells.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeConstants)

    If cell.Value Like "*@*" Then

    

      'Get the data

      SendStatus = cell.Offset(0, 1)

      If SendStatus <> "To be sent" Then GoTo NotThisOne

      Subj = cell.Offset(0, -1).Value

      EmailAddr = cell.Value

      Adate = cell.Offset(0, -6).Value

      Atime = cell.Offset(0, -5).Value

      FileLocation = "C:\ApptFiles\OutlookAppointment.ics"

      cell.Offset(0, 1).Value = "Sent"

   

    Set olkApp = CreateObject("outlook.application")

    Set olkAppointment = olkApp.CreateItem(olAppointmentItem)

    Msg2 = "New Task"

    

    With olkAppointment

        .Start = Adate

        .End = .Start + TimeValue("00:30:00")

        .subject = Msg2

        .Location = " "

        .body = Msg

        .BusyStatus = olBusy

        .ReminderMinutesBeforeStart = 2880

        .ReminderSet = True

        '.Display

        

        'Save the iCalendar file in a known folder

        .SaveAs FileLocation, olICal

        

        'Use Close to retain the new appointment within the Outlook Calendar, or Delete to delete it.

        'Both options keep the just-created .ics file

        

        '.Close False

        .Delete

    

    End With



      Set MItem = olkApp.CreateItem(olMailItem)

      With MItem

        .To = EmailAddr

        .subject = Subj

        .body = Msg

        .Attachments.Add (FileLocation)

        .Send

        '.Save 'to Drafts folder

      End With

NotThisOne:

    End If

  Next

  Set olkApp = Nothing

  Set olkAppointment = Nothing

  Set olkApp = Nothing



End Sub

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Author Comment

by:Theva
ID: 33528601
Hi,

Tried, when I click the command button its not responding at all.
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Expert Comment

by:Chris Bottomley
ID: 33528684
I tried it before posting and as soon as I changed a couple of cells in column I it worked!

Chris
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Author Comment

by:Theva
ID: 33529795
Hi,

I've no idea why its not working in my PC. I've reused the original version that was used before introducing Column_I (email status). It works perfectly. I have attached the workbook and the script is in Module1. The module 2 is belongs to your refine version. Hope you can help me figure out what when wrong in Module2.



 
1EventList.xls
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Expert Comment

by:Chris Bottomley
ID: 33529887
Send status isn't there any more.  The code in module executes if there is an email in H whereas in module 2 it executes if there is an email in H ***AND***
the cell in column I is "To be sent"

I is blank therefore no mails will result.

Chris
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Author Comment

by:Theva
ID: 33534558
Hi Chris,

Thanks for the help. I need one more help. Is that possible when I send the email the event will be registered in my Outlook Calendar as well?  Hope you will
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Expert Comment

by:Chris Bottomley
ID: 33534905
What / how do you want of the 'event' in the calendar?

Chris
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Author Comment

by:Theva
ID: 33534991
Hi,

Sorry if this request confusing you. What I need is to automatically update my Outlook Calendar based on information from Column B,C and G once click the Button "Email Send".
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Expert Comment

by:Chris Bottomley
ID: 33535360
One entry for all the rows? one entry per row.

No alarms or anything?

Chris
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Author Comment

by:Theva
ID: 33536643
Hi Chris

One entry, which ever rows under status "To be Send" at Column_I will be automatically updated in Calender with Alarm (5mins before event).
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Expert Comment

by:Chris Bottomley
ID: 33539150
Can you supply version of sheet and code is now working after all the last file did not have column I populated but teh code was checking it so before I try and add the code I would like a representative file to work with.

C hris
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Author Comment

by:Theva
ID: 33539281
Hi Chris,

Here's the file for your perusal.
EventList-2-.xls
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Chris Bottomley earned 500 total points
ID: 33539842
HAve set the appointment for 7 days after run time and other defaults as I see fit - all can of course be changed.

Chris
Sub SendEmail()

Dim olkApp As Object

Dim MItem As Object

Dim olkAppointment As Object

  

Dim cell As Range

Dim Subj As String

Dim EmailAddr As String

Dim Adate As Date

Dim Atime As String

Dim Msg As String

Dim Msg2 As String

Dim SendStatus As String

Dim FileLocation As String

Dim strApptBody As String



Const olAppointmentItem As Integer = 1

Const olBusy As Integer = 2

Const olICal As Integer = 8

Const olMailItem As Integer = 0

      

  'Loop through the rows

  For Each cell In Columns("H").Cells.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeConstants)

    If cell.Value Like "*@*" Then

    

      'Get the data

      SendStatus = cell.Offset(0, 1)

      If SendStatus <> "To be sent" Then GoTo NotThisOne

      Subj = cell.Offset(0, -1).Value

      EmailAddr = cell.Value

      Adate = cell.Offset(0, -6).Value

      Atime = cell.Offset(0, -5).Value

      FileLocation = "C:\ApptFiles\OutlookAppointment.ics"

'FileLocation = Environ("temp") & "\" & "OutlookAppointment.ics"

    cell.Offset(0, 1).Value = "Sent"

   

    Set olkApp = CreateObject("outlook.application")

    Set olkAppointment = olkApp.CreateItem(olAppointmentItem)

    Msg2 = "New Task"

    

    With olkAppointment

        .Start = Adate

        .End = .Start + TimeValue("00:30:00")

        .Subject = Msg2

        .Location = " "

        .Body = Msg

        .BusyStatus = olBusy

        .ReminderMinutesBeforeStart = 2880

        .ReminderSet = True

        '.Display

        

        'Save the iCalendar file in a known folder

        .SaveAs FileLocation, olICal

        

        'Use Close to retain the new appointment within the Outlook Calendar, or Delete to delete it.

        'Both options keep the just-created .ics file

        

        '.Close False

        .Delete

    

    End With



      Set MItem = olkApp.CreateItem(olMailItem)

      With MItem

        .To = EmailAddr

        .Subject = Subj

        .Body = Msg

        .Attachments.Add (FileLocation)

        .Send

        '.Save 'to Drafts folder

      End With

      strApptBody = strApptBody & "Item: " & Format(cell.Offset(0, -6).Value + cell.Offset(0, -5).Value, "dd mmm yyyy hh:mm") & " | " & cell.Offset(0, -1).Value & vbCrLf

NotThisOne:

    End If

  Next

  If strApptBody <> "" Then

        With olkApp.CreateItem(olAppointmentItem)

            .Start = DateAdd("d", 7, Now())

            .End = .Start + TimeValue("00:30:00")

            .Subject = "Event Record"

            .Location = " "

            .Body = strApptBody

            .BusyStatus = olBusy

            .ReminderMinutesBeforeStart = 2880

            .ReminderSet = True

            .Save

            .Close False

    End With

  End If

  Set olkApp = Nothing

  Set olkAppointment = Nothing

  Set olkApp = Nothing



End Sub

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Author Comment

by:Theva
ID: 33545374
Hi Chris,

Thanks for the code. When I sent the email, received pop-up massage at Taskbar "Cannot save free/busy information" How to rectify this?
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Expert Comment

by:Chris Bottomley
ID: 33545605
I have no idea, a quick trawl around suggests it affects a lot of people ... but in this case I doubt it needs to be a 'busy' appt so try commenting out:

            .BusyStatus = olBusy
ie.
            '.BusyStatus = olBusy

Chris
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Author Comment

by:Theva
ID: 33545706
Hi Chris,

I've commented out line 47 and 83, yet showing the same result.  
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Expert Comment

by:Chris Bottomley
ID: 33545853
Hmmm, like I said there's a lot about it and I couldn't see anything conclusive so try the cleanfreebusy switch:

http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/commandlineswitches.htm

Chris
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Author Comment

by:Theva
ID: 33547990
Hi Chris,

I've checked the web page, not sure how to fix this bug.
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Author Closing Comment

by:Theva
ID: 33547994
Hi Chris,

Thanks a lot for helping me to create this script.
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Expert Comment

by:Chris Bottomley
ID: 33548350
Basically restart outlook from the command line using the cleanfreebusy switch
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