Automate recurring appointments on MS Outlook



Here is another piece of code that is fun when it comes to automating data from excel and setting up outlook recurring appointments.

strExcelPath = ""


Const olAppointmentItem = 1
Const olRecursWeekly = 1

Set objExcel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
objExcel.WorkBooks.Open strExcelPath
Set objSheet = objExcel.ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets(1)

intRow = 3
Do While objSheet.Cells(intRow, 1).Value <> ""
    strName = objSheet.Cells(intRow, 3).Value
    strDate = objSheet.Cells(intRow, 4).Value
   
    Set objOutlook = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
    Set objAppointment = objOutlook.CreateItem(olAppointmentItem)

    strStart = strDate & "/2012 11:00 AM"
    strEnd = strDate & "/2099 11:00 AM"
    objAppointment.Start = strStart
    objAppointment.Duration = 30
    objAppointment.Subject = strName & " Birthday Reminder"
    objAppointment.Body = "Today is " &strName& "'s Birthday!"
    objAppointment.Location = "Team Decides"
    objAppointment.ReminderMinutesBeforeStart = 15
    objAppointment.ReminderSet = True

    Set objRecurrence = objAppointment.GetRecurrencePattern
    objRecurrence.RecurrenceType = 5
    objRecurrence.PatternStartDate = strStart
    objRecurrence.PatternEndDate = strEnd

    objAppointment.Save
   
    Set objRecurrence = nothing
    Set objAppointment = nothing
    Set objOutlook = nothing
 
    intRow = intRow + 1
Loop

' Close workbook and quit Excel.
objExcel.ActiveWorkbook.Close
objExcel.Application.Quit
set objSheet = nothing
set objExcel = nothing

Happy automating!

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