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  • #46
    Re: Outlook Calendar and Tasks

    Originally posted by johnkoh View Post

    OK, Make the sample database.
    I made one from A5 sample. (1) from Tables/sets control panel --> select "New" button ---> Using Genie --> Select "event list" from template name.
    ===> Selected "include sample data ==> Next , table name as "event" ==> Finish.

    Now you have the table with sample data.

    I have attached the screenshots for your reference.

    ok ive created the sample database same as yours now i want a button to import all the data shown on the event form into the body of an appoinmnet o outllook on the start date but i also want all the other record in the body of the appoinment aswell so event id 01 02 03 and all data corespondiing in the single body of the appoinmnet


    • #47
      Re: Outlook Calendar and Tasks

      Good Morning,

      ** assumed you know the definition of the VARIABLES, but not know how to use it.

      First, I want to show you how to use the variables.

      Created the UDF
      'It will show How to pass the variables from a to b
      FUNCTION myfirst_udf AS A (ptr as p)
              '// " With ..end with " is called NameSpace Function. A5 will be passing the variables within
      	with ptr
      		'Case 1; Check the form's value
      		msgbox("from UDf ","Show the PASSING Result from UDF "+crlf()+"Start Date: "+vStartDate )
      		'=========== Case 2; Change the value here and show the revised value ==============
                      'Hold this until 2nd lesson
      		'vRevisedDate = {1/1/2014}
      		'vStartDate = vRevisedDate   'or you can write vStartDate = {1/1/2014}  'which is simple way
      		'Test for Same MsgBox
      		'msgbox("from UDf ","Changed the value at UDF "+crlf()+"Start Date: "+vStartDate )
      	end with
      created the 3rd button and named as "passing variables". Insert this code on this button push event.

      'Save record in current form.
      'Get 'Value' property of 'Start_date' in Form 'Event_List' .
      DIM shared vStartDate AS d
      'Lesson 2; Check after delete shared variable
      'DIM vStartDate AS d
      vStartDate = parentform:Start_date.value
      'test passing variables
      after done the above, you will see the message when you press the 3rd button.

      See the "lesson 2", make it as activate after try 1st.
      Last edited by johnkoh; 03-18-2014, 02:39 PM. Reason: typo


      • #48
        Re: Outlook Calendar and Tasks


        Try Lesson 2 or Case 2 and see what is going on the Passing variables

        from button3, changed this to activate red or blue color
        'Get 'Value' property of 'Start_date' in Form 'Event_List' .
        [COLOR="#FF0000"]' DIM shared vStartDate AS d[/COLOR]
        'Lesson 2; Check after delete shared variable. 
        [COLOR="#0000FF"][B]DIM vStartDate AS d[/B][/COLOR]
        vStartDate = parentform:Start_date.value
        From myFirst_udf

        		'=========== Case 2; Change the value here and show the revised value ==============
                        'Hold this until 2nd lesson
        		[COLOR="#FF0000"]vRevisedDate = {1/1/2014}
        		vStartDate = vRevisedDate [/COLOR]  'or you can write vStartDate = {1/1/2014}  'which is simple way
        		'Test for Same MsgBox with same variable name -- changed the value, not same as the form's value
        		[COLOR="#0000FF"]msgbox("from UDf ","Changed the value at UDF "+crlf()+"Start Date: "+vStartDate )[/COLOR]
        This is the basic of the passing values to other codes and programming with it.

        If you are not sure, post the questions.
        Last edited by johnkoh; 03-18-2014, 12:17 PM. Reason: typo


        • #49
          Re: Outlook Calendar and Tasks

          Next, Create the Outlook ole udf,
          FUNCTION outlook_ole AS A (ptr AS P )
          	with ptr
          	'========== Start the Outlook OLE ==============
          	dim objOutlook as P
          	constant olAppointmentItem = 1
          	objOutlook = ole.GetObject("","Outlook.Application")
          	objAppointment = objOutlook.CreateItem(olAppointmentItem)
          	objAppointment.Start = vStartDate    '<<=== the variable and make sure same name when you create the below at button1
          	objAppointment.Duration = vDuration
          	objAppointment.AllDayEvent = vDayEvent
          	objAppointment.Subject = vSubject
          	objAppointment.Body = vBody
          	objAppointment.Location = vLocation 
          	objAppointment.ReminderMinutesBeforeStart = vReminder
          	objAppointment.ReminderSet = vRemSet
          'ui_msg_box("Confirmation","Appointment Booked" )	
          	end with
          END FUNCTION

          Button1; current data
          * How to get the value?
          1) Create the variables with current form's value which called the object method.
          1-a) onpush event -- open an ActionScripts
          1-b) See the attachments and create the variables as you need
          1-c) Watch on the variable name. you have to create same name as the Outlook_ole udf

          2) Select a form/record to export to outlook then press the button 1, you should get a(one you have selected) same appointment from outlook.


          I noticed that the table does not have the Reminder and reminderSet so you may write the variables as
          dim vReminder as L = .t.
          dim vRemSet = 15


          • #50
            Re: Outlook Calendar and Tasks


            now i want a button to import all the data shown on the event
            After you done the above, let me know.
            Next step is "Reading from table ". Sorry, You have to understand the variable and how to get the data from simple way(?) before complex(?) code way.


            • #51
              Re: Outlook Calendar and Tasks

              Hi every one long time no speak

              ive made considerabloe progress in alpha working with outllok pulling info from table etc etc lernt alot of coding thanks to that

              ive got a question to do with ms word mail merging basically i want to record in my customers db record when and what letter i have sent them automatically when i do a mail merge..

              basically i have a buton on screen for when i want to send them a letter via mail merge i click it brings up a list of my letters i have preconfigured and it merges the client info straight acroos to word and done.

              what i now want to do is when that happens i want it to record what ive done in the clients record say in a table called letters joint to the customer via the unique id. ho would i go about doing this also it n=be great if the file auto saves to the clients specific folder based on ther unique id i understand this bit can be done via macros in word to a degree

              i know this question is in the wrong section but you have all been of great help so far

              many thanks dave