Answer phone call and capture callerID (phone number) with Excel

Experts,

I have a telecommunications client who needs to capture the callerID phone number of calls made to his computer into an Excel Spreadsheet.  The information is coupled with extra user entered information.  

Can anybody suggest if their is a product or approach out there, that could be used as a basis of a user form that can be used to answer calls and then capture the CalledID Phone Number and extra user based information into an Excel Spreadsheet.  

Much appreciated.  

Carl.
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[ fanpages ]IT Services ConsultantCommented:
Hi,

The Telephony Application Programming Interface [TAPI] should be able to address your requirements:

[ http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms950407.aspx ]
[ http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms734236(v=vs.85).aspx ]

The "Reference" required within your Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications project will be:

Microsoft TAPI 3.0 Type Library ("c:\windows\system32\tapi3.dll", by default installation)

The file "c:\windows\system32\tapi32.dll" is also used to Declare subroutines & functions from the Application Programming Interface.


It is not something I have used since the very early years of Visual Basic for Windows (probably around 1993, when TAPI 1.3 16-drivers were first available), but hopefully one (if not both) of the two links above will offer the guidance you need.

Good luck!

BFN,

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Carl SudholzManaging DirectorAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the lead.  Clearly interacting with the phone line is not something people commonly do.  

Carl.
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Carl SudholzManaging DirectorAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 500 points for fanpages's comment #a39565088
Assisted answer: 0 points for csudholz's comment #a39569805

for the following reason:

The lead provided by a Expert is probably not worth the 500 points.   I was hoping for more  detail and instruction.   EE would not allow me to reduce the points of this question.  But I guess that's the way it is when trying to deal with legacy issues. Never mind. I'll try somewhere else to project my work.
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Carl SudholzManaging DirectorAuthor Commented:
The lead provided by a Expert is probably not worth the 500 points.   I was hoping for more  detail and instruction.   EE would not allow me to reduce the points of this question.  But I guess that's the way it is when trying to deal with legacy issues. Never mind. I'll try somewhere else to project my work.
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