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Outlook, add/modify contacts with MAPI (Delphi7)


I have an application that synchronizes data from a database with the contacts of outlook. That's ok. Now I have an installation with more than one profile in outlook and I have to sync. with only one of them. I tried it with "MapiLogon" but I don't know how to implement it. Can somebody help please?

With my code I have the following result (two profiles, "outlook" and "Test"):
Outlook not startet or profile "Test" started: the contacts are modified in profile "Test" (correct)
Outlook with profile "outlook" stated: the contacts are modified/added in profile "outlook" (wrong).

My code (only the part to select the profile):
      OutlookApp := CreateOleObject('Outlook.Application');
        Mapi := OutlookApp.GetNameSpace('MAPI');
        if MapiLogOn(0,PAnsiChar('Test'),'',MAPI_NEW_SESSION,0,@hSession) <> 0 then
          result := 0;
        FormicaContacts := MAPI;

Any ideas? Thanks, Peter
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David LeeCommented:
Hi, formi.

I don't know Delphi, but I can show you the correct way to do this using VB.  If you know VB, then hopefully you could translate that into Delphi.  Would that help?
formiAuthor Commented:
Hi BlueDevilFan

yes I know VB and it would be great to get your advice.

David LeeCommented:

Here's the code.  This sample assumes that Outlook is not running.  Keep in mind that Outlook can only open one profile at a time.  It cannot open two different profiles.
Dim olkApp, olkSes
Set olkApp = CreateApplication("Outlook.Application")
Set olkSes = olkApp.GetNameSpace("MAPI")
olkSes.Logon "Test"

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