excel to outlook

I have a spreadsheet of data, appointment types, and I need to be able to bring it into my outlook and automatically update outlook when I update the spreadsheet. The titles on my spreadsheet are: QUOTE #      DATE RCVD      JOB NAME      BID DATE      BID TIME      CUSTOMERS      COST      MARGIN      SELL $      BUY $      STATUS      CHANGE $      LTG REP USED      FOLLOW-UP NOTES            ACTION ITEM NOTES
any help would be appreciated
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There is two directions you can try:
1. VBA macro in Excel creating Outlook appointments based on sheet columns
2. VBA macro in Outlook reading Excel spreadsheet and creating an appointments
If you want to create appointments automatically, I'd try first approach.

So here is the sample code for creating an appointment from Excel VBA (you have to adapt it to your data):
Dim olApp As Outlook.Application
Dim olApt As AppointmentItem
Dim MySheet As Worksheet

Set MySheet = Worksheets("YourSheetName")
Set olApp = New Outlook.Application
Set olApt = olApp.CreateItem(olAppointmentItem)

With olApt
    .Start = MySheet.Range("A4").Value + MySheet.Range("A5").Value
    'Time is set to BID_DATE and BID_TIME
    .Duration = ...
    ' JOB NAME
    .Subject = MySheet.Range("A3").Value 
    .Location = "YourLocation"
    .Body = "YourAppointmentBody"
    .BusyStatus = olBusy
    .ReminderMinutesBeforeStart = 60
    .Categories = "YourCategory"
    .ReminderSet = True
End With

Set olApt = Nothing
Set olApp = Nothing

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You can run that code from Workbook_BeforeSave event.

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