Sync Access form field with Outlook calendar event possible?

I have a field on a form named "Scheduled Date".  And then using my Outlook calendar, I wondering if I schedule a calendar event in Outlook calendar with a specific job number in the calendar Subject, and then launch the Access database, could the jobs in the tblJobs somehow bring those calendar events over to the field on the form.

Crazy I'm sure.  Anybody done this before?
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Yes you can do this.  You can link to the Outlook task table.  However, I would do this from Access and then add the task to Outlook.
SteveL13Author Commented:
I wouldn't even know where to begin.
Open Access
Go to the linked tables dialog
Choose Outlook
Find the table or tables you need.

If you go from Access to Outlook, you can do it by appending a row to the task table.  If you add the task in Outlook first, you will have a more complex process because you'll have to figure out what tasks are new and add them to Access.

I haven't done this in years and the functionality seems broken so I'm not sure you can do it with linked tables.  You might need to use OLE automation.

Helen Feddema has written several books that deal with interfacing Access with other Office applications.  Try contacting her at
to see if she can recommend a specific book that will help you.

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