Outlook Macro to work with Microsoft Access
Posted on 2015-01-25
I've set up a web form that emails the contents of the form to an email address. The recipient of the email receives the form's contents in the form of an html table. The table consists of 2 columns and a variable amount of rows.
I'm in the process of setting up an access database which will contain a number of tables. The names of the columns within the tables will reflect column 1 in the table that is emailed to the recipient. Column 2 in the table that is emailed, is the data for the columns in the database.
The email recipient receives a lot of these emails on a daily basis and will have to manually enter the data from the table in the email into the Access database, probably via a form. As I'm trying to facilitate this process, I was wondering if it's possible to create a macro so that the contents of the table within the email is automatically inserted into the correct tables within the Access database.
If this is possible, I wondered if I could get some advice on how to set this up? Would the emails need to be saved to a specific folder on the computer, then would the Macro need to be created within Access? If yes, is it hard to set this type of Macro up and can the macro be set to check the folder on a regular basis throughout the day so that it's completed automated?
Really appreciate any help.
Thanks in advance.