Solved

Outlook VBA to check if a new file is added to an outlook folder since last check?

Posted on 2010-09-02
5
368 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
How can I make outlook vba check if a new file is added to an outlook folder or not?
0
Comment
Question by:awesomejohn19
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:Chris Bottomley
ID: 33590924
Thinking slightly differently - how about detecting the addition of an item to a folder directly?

Chris
0
 

Author Comment

by:awesomejohn19
ID: 33590950
Thanks,

I guess that's ok too. How would we achieve that? :)
0
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:Chris Bottomley
ID: 33590951
The following in thisOutlookSession for example will trigger whenever something is added to the inbox.

Chris
Public WithEvents olkInbox As Outlook.items



Private Sub Application_Startup()



    Set olkInbox = Session.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderCalendar).items



End Sub



Sub olkInbox_ItemAdd(ByVal Item As Object)

    msgbox "Item Added:> " & item.subject

End Sub

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 59

Accepted Solution

by:
Chris Bottomley earned 500 total points
ID: 33590961
The startup sub needs to be triggered to enable it to work ... and is run whenever outlook restarts - or you can simply run it the first time, and from then on it;'s triggered whenver an item is added.  Of course pretty much any folder can be processed in this way.

Chris
0
 

Author Comment

by:awesomejohn19
ID: 33590965
cool thanks
0

Featured Post

What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Check out this infographic on what you need to make a good email signature that will work perfectly for your organization.
Not sure what the best email signature size is? Are you worried about email signature image size? Follow this best practice guide.
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Outlook using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Microsoft Outlook. Using automation, an Access applic…
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…

895 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now