troubleshooting Question

Retrieve Distribution Lists from a List of Outlook Names

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Microsoft OfficeOutlookMicrosoft Excel
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This is a variation of the macro produced for question ID 27974272.
In that macro (see below), you enter several distribution lists in a spreadsheet and the output on the spreadsheet page is Member Names with the distribution lists.
For this macro, the Outlook Object Library has to be chosen with VBA, Tools, References.

In this new macro, I would like to be able to enter Member Names and have their distribution lists with the original member names produced.

Sub GetDistributionListMembers()
Set objOutlook = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
Set objNamespace = objOutlook.GetNamespace("MAPI")
    Dim addrLists As AddressLists
    Set addrLists = objNamespace.Session.AddressLists
    Dim addrList As AddressList
    For Each addrList In addrLists
        If addrList.Name = "All Groups" Then
            Set myAddrList = addrList
            Exit For
        End If

idxLine = 1
ActiveSheet.Range("A1") = "Chosen Dist List"
ActiveSheet.Range("C1") = "Member name"
ActiveSheet.Range("D1") = "Dist List"

For Each Entry In myAddrList.AddressEntries
    If Entry.DisplayType = olDistList Then
        For Each c In Range("Chosen_Dist_List")
            If c.Value = Entry.Name Then
                For Each Mem In Entry.Members
                    If Mem.DisplayType = olUser Or Mem.DisplayType = olRemoteUser Then
                        ActiveSheet.Range("C" & idxLine + 1) = Mem.Name
                        ActiveSheet.Range("D" & idxLine + 1) = Entry.Name
                        idxLine = idxLine + 1
                    End If
            End If
    End If
End Sub
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