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VBA Looking Up User in Global Address List

Last Modified: 2013-12-25
So I have the VBA code below, found via Google. References are as shown in the attached bitmap, all in Office 2007.

What I'd like to do is modify the line which dispalys the Global Address List to default to select a specific individual (e.g. I want to use this to look up people in the GAL)
Set orecip = oCDOSession.AddressBook(Nothing, txtCaption, True, True, 1, buttontext, "", "", 0)

when the thing opens. However, I can't find ANY documentation on the Namespace.AddressBook method. Any ideas what each of it's arguements represent, or where there is some documentation on this? (I understand args 2 and 6...)

Sub Main()
    Call Globaladdress("Access-Executive", "Address Book: Global Address List", "Add")
End Sub

Sub Globaladdress(fieldname, caption, buttontext)
    Dim oOutlookApplication As Outlook.Application
    On Error Resume Next
    If oOutlookApplication Is Nothing Then
        Set oOutlookApplication = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
        Set oOutlookApplication = GetObject(, "Outlook.Application")
    End If
    Set oCDOSession = CreateObject("Mapi.Session")
    oCDOSession.Logon "", "", False, False, 0
    txtCaption = caption 'The title of the window, e.g. "Address Book: Global Address List"
    If Not Err Then
        Set orecip = oCDOSession.AddressBook(Nothing, txtCaption, True, True, 1, buttontext, "", "", 0)
    End If
    If Not Err Then
        Item.UserProperties.Find(fieldname).Value = orecip(1).Name
    End If
    oCDOSession = Nothing
    oOutlookApplication = Nothing
End Sub

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Top Expert 2010

Hi, travisjbennett.

Forgetting about this code for a minute, what is it that you want to accomplish?  There may be a simpler way to do this.


I already know how to use LDAP via VBA -- I'm just trying to learn the method to give end users a nice pretty recognizable dialog with all the user info in it -- a way to automate looking up someone in the GAL.
All I want to do is pre-select someone (their name highlighted for easy right clicking to properties) in the GAL.
Top Expert 2010

Sorry, but I'm not clear on what you have in mind.  Outlook already has a means of searching the GAL and right-clicking to view the properties of an entry.  Are you proposing another means of doing the same thing?  If so, what's the advantage?  If not, then I'm not understanding your goal.


Outlook has the abilities built in, sure...

... But Access does not.

A VBA solution would make it extensible across all of Microsoft Office.

I want to open a user properties form from Access, and add/remove people to lists within Access.
Top Expert 2010

You can call Outlook's address book function from any Microsoft Office app using VBA.


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