How to find a contact in a contact list


D

Dan

I have a list of contacts in my own database that I am accessing with a VB
program that I have written. I want to loop through this list and export them
to my Outlook 2007 contacts folder.

I am starting with the following code to access my Outlook folder:

Dim Contact As Outlook.ContactItem
Dim ContactList As Object
Dim ContactsFolder As Object
Dim OutlookApp As Object
Dim OutlookNamespace As Object

Set OutlookApp = GetObject(, "Outlook.Application")
Set OutlookNamespace = OutlookApp.GetNamespace("MAPI")
Set ContactsFolder = OutlookNamespace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderContacts)
Set ContactList = ContactsFolder.Items

I need to find whether a contact is already in the ContactList based on the
CompanyName field. If it exists, I want to update certain fields in the
ContactItem. If it doesn't, I want to define a new ContactItem.

I have used collections very little, and so I'm not sure how to efficiently
find an item in the collection and know whether or not it exists. Thanks for
your help!
 
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M

Michael Bauer [MVP - Outlook]

Please see the Restrict or Filter function in the VBA help file. You can
filter for the CompanyName property.

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Best regards
Michael Bauer - MVP Outlook

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Am Wed, 28 Jan 2009 11:12:02 -0800 schrieb Dan:
 
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