Read custom task request form


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edro61

Please help!

I am new to Outlook VBA developing and need assistance with a project I
am on.
Here is what I have done so far..

1. Created a custom task form that I assign and send to a generic
mailbox
2. The end user opens the task and fills in data on P.2 page of the
custom form and accepts.
3. The task returns to my mailbox with the data filled in.

I am trying to access the custom unbound field data to read into MS
Access.

If anyone can steer me in the right direction It would be greatly
appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Edro61
 
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Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]

Data in unbound fields won't be transmitted back to your mailbox. It disappears as soon as the item closes.

--
Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003

and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
 
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edro61

Thank you for the reply Sue.

I have received the task accepted reply with the custom data and you
are correct that after I open it it will dissappear.
Can it be extracted without opening from outlook?

Thanks again

edro61
 
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Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]

You need to use bound controls if you want the user to be able to enter data that Outlook saves with the item.

Data that is in Outlook can be extracted only when Outlook is running.

--
Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003

and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
 
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edro61

Sorry! What I meant to say is that when I open the message in the
inbox, The data is there. But when I close the message the it
disappears.

Should I be extracting from a mailitem or a taskitem?

Thanks again

Edro61
 
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Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]

I honestly don't know. I've never tried to gather data from a task request acceptance. I'd throw Outlook Spy or MFCMAPI at it and see if there's anything there to gather.
--
Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003

and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
 
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edro61

Thanks again Sue,

Where can I get OutlookSpy?

edro61
I honestly don't know. I've never tried to gather data from a task request acceptance. I'd throw Outlook Spy or MFCMAPI at it and see if there's anything there to gather.
--
Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003

and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers


edro61 said:
Sorry! What I meant to say is that when I open the message in the
inbox, The data is there. But when I close the message the it
disappears.

Should I be extracting from a mailitem or a taskitem?

Thanks again

Edro61


Thank you for the reply Sue.

I have received the task accepted reply with the custom data and you
are correct that after I open it it will dissappear.
Can it be extracted without opening from outlook?

Thanks again

edro61


Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook] wrote:
Data in unbound fields won't be transmitted back to your mailbox. It disappears as soon as the item closes.
Please help!

I am new to Outlook VBA developing and need assistance with a project I
am on.
Here is what I have done so far..

1. Created a custom task form that I assign and send to a generic
mailbox
2. The end user opens the task and fills in data on P.2 page of the
custom form and accepts.
3. The task returns to my mailbox with the data filled in.

I am trying to access the custom unbound field data to read into MS
Access.

If anyone can steer me in the right direction It would be greatly
appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Edro61
 
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S

Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]

http://www.dimastr.com -- warning: it's highly addictive. You'll want to look at the Item and IMessage interfaces to start.

--
Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003

and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers


edro61 said:
Thanks again Sue,

Where can I get OutlookSpy?

edro61
I honestly don't know. I've never tried to gather data from a task request acceptance. I'd throw Outlook Spy or MFCMAPI at it and see if there's anything there to gather.
--

edro61 said:
Sorry! What I meant to say is that when I open the message in the
inbox, The data is there. But when I close the message the it
disappears.

Should I be extracting from a mailitem or a taskitem?

Thanks again

Edro61



edro61 wrote:
Thank you for the reply Sue.

I have received the task accepted reply with the custom data and you
are correct that after I open it it will dissappear.
Can it be extracted without opening from outlook?

Thanks again

edro61


Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook] wrote:
Data in unbound fields won't be transmitted back to your mailbox. It disappears as soon as the item closes.
Please help!

I am new to Outlook VBA developing and need assistance with a project I
am on.
Here is what I have done so far..

1. Created a custom task form that I assign and send to a generic
mailbox
2. The end user opens the task and fills in data on P.2 page of the
custom form and accepts.
3. The task returns to my mailbox with the data filled in.

I am trying to access the custom unbound field data to read into MS
Access.

If anyone can steer me in the right direction It would be greatly
appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Edro61
 

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