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Word Merge - Manipulate Outlook Emails (Add a Reminde to follow-up)

Last Modified: 2012-06-07
I am using the following code to add attachments, and make to changes created by Word Mail merge.

Everything seems to work pretty good but the flag and reminder updates:

               .FlagDueBy = CStr(DateAdd("d", 10, Int(Now()))) & " 08:00"
               .FlagIcon = olBlueFlagIcon
               .Categories = "0_Owners Representative, _0Priority Follow-up,  Agriculture Client"

What I want to do is add a flag for myself with a reminder to follow-up on the email in a predeterminded number of days.

I tried to find more information on the flag and reminder propertieas and how they work, but had no success

Any help would be appreciated.



Sub a_OutlookOutboxAddAttachnmentsToEmails()
    Dim olkApp As Object
    Dim mai As Object
    Dim acct As Long
    Dim fldr As Object
    Dim OfflineChk As Boolean
    Dim UserSelectOfflineYN As Boolean
    Dim ctl As Office.CommandBarControl
        acct = getAccount
        If acct = 0 Then acct = 1
        Set olkApp = CreateObject("outlook.application")
    Set fldr = olkApp.Session.PickFolder

    If fldr Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
      For Each mai In fldr.Items
          If mai.Class = 43 Then
              With mai
                .Importance = 2
                .ReadReceiptRequested = True
                .OriginatorDeliveryReportRequested = True
                .Attachments.Add "r:\icm\ICM Owner's Representative Services.pdf"
                .Attachments.Add "r:\icm\ICM Services Brochure - Email Version.pdf"
                .SendUsingAccount = olkApp.Session.Accounts.Item(acct)
                .SentOnBehalfOfName = olkApp.Session.Accounts.Item(acct)
                '.CC = "nmonicalal@aol.com; btolland@tbdconsultants.com; cwallender@sgh.com"
                .BCC = "kelleyc@wrdarch.com"
                .FlagDueBy = CStr(DateAdd("d", 10, Int(Now()))) & " 08:00" ' today + 10 days @ 8:00 AM
                .FlagIcon = olBlueFlagIcon
                .Categories = "0_Owners Representative, _0Priority Follow-up,  Agriculture Client"
            End With
        End If

End Sub

Function getAccount() As Long
Dim olkApp As Object
Dim i As Long
    Set olkApp = CreateObject("outlook.application")
    For i = 1 To olkApp.Session.Accounts.Count
        If (MsgBox("Use Account " & olkApp.Session.Accounts.Item(i).SmtpAddress, vbYesNo)) = vbYes Then 'olkApp.Session.accounts.item(i)
            getAccount = i
            Exit For
        End If

End Function
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Object MailItem has properties ReminderTime and ReminderSet . More at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff868512.aspx

Why are you converting the calculated date to a string?

 .FlagDueBy = CStr(DateAdd("d", 10, Int(Now()))) & " 08:00"

the FlagDueBy element is a Date type. Your expression returns a string that looks like a date and time value, but it's not quite right, as there is no AM/PM portion, so that may be the source of the problem,

Also, there's no need to use Int(Now()) to get the date portion of Now(), instead just use the Date() function.  (BTW it you really need the date part only of a Date data item you should use DateValue(SomeDateVariable) instead of Int(SomeDateValue).

This expression returns an actual date type with the value you need

DateAdd("d",10,Date()) + TimeValue("08:00")

which, today, would return the  value 4/9/2012 8:00:00 AM

so your code should read

.FlagDueBy = DateAdd("d",10,Date()) + TimeValue("08:00")

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