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Why a type mismatch on Excel VBA that creates an Outlook email

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I have some code within Excel that creates an email, but I am getting a Type mismatch error.  I checked and I appear to have all the correct references set.  It is failing at SetappMail = appOL.CreateItem(0)

Dim applOL as Outlook Application, appMail As Outlook.MailItem,,,,,,,,,other Dim Outlook statements, etc.

Set appOL = New Outlook.Application: Set appMail = appOL.CreateItem(0)
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Question by:upobDaPlaya
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by:Patrick Matthews
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Turn on Option Explicit :)

Note that applOL <> appOL.  Fix that misspelling.

Also, your dim statement should have "Outlook.Application", not "Outlook Application".
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by:upobDaPlaya
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Sorry I should have included all the code, but on a different PC.

I used Option Explicit
appOL is not mispelled in the original code
The DIM statement does have "Outlook.Application"

Any other suggestions...Note this same code works for others..I am the only one getting the type mismatch error
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Patrick Matthews earned 1800 total points
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Could be a problem with the reference.  Remove the reference, add it back, and compile.
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by:Norie
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Can we see the code, including the declarations?
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by:upobDaPlaya
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Removing and reselecting worked....bizarre..thanks imnorie for reaching out though
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