How can I make an action automatically make an appointment?

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Dan

Outlook 2003 & 2007.

I've been asked to build a custom form for my company to use for absences.

The form is based on IPM.message. The user will open the form, fill out the

necessary information (date of absence, etc...) and send to their supervisor.

Once the supervisor receives the form we want to have a custom action of

"Accept" or "Deny". If the supervisor accepts the form then we would like to

automatically enter an appointment into our shared department calendar for

the given date.

I have the form functioning for most part. My question is how I get the

action to fill in the data for the appointment. I can use the "Actions" page

on the custom form to open an appointment on the supervisor's machine but how

do I get it to fill in any data? I've tried adding VBScript to the

"CustomAction" event, however; it never seems to fire on the supervisor's

(read) side.

Can this be accomplished and where to look for this at?
 
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Sue Mosher [MVP]

Code won't run unless the form is published to the Organizational Forms

library on your Exchange server. Make sure the "send form definition with

item" box remains unchecked when publishing.

Sue Mosher

"Dan" <Dan> wrote in message

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> Outlook 2003 & 2007.
> I've been asked to build a custom form for my company to use for absences.

> The form is based on IPM.message. The user will open the form, fill out
> the
> necessary information (date of absence, etc...) and send to their
> supervisor.
> Once the supervisor receives the form we want to have a custom action of
> "Accept" or "Deny". If the supervisor accepts the form then we would like
> to
> automatically enter an appointment into our shared department calendar for
> the given date.

> I have the form functioning for most part. My question is how I get the
> action to fill in the data for the appointment. I can use the "Actions"
> page
> on the custom form to open an appointment on the supervisor's machine but
> how
> do I get it to fill in any data? I've tried adding VBScript to the
> "CustomAction" event, however; it never seems to fire on the supervisor's
> (read) side.

> Can this be accomplished and where to look for this at?
>
 
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Dan

I'm new to working with outlook forms but have experience with programming

languages(.net, vb 6, scripts, etc...) I hit the link to your book. Does the

book cover working with Outlook in an exchange environment?

"Sue Mosher [MVP]" wrote:


> Code won't run unless the form is published to the Organizational Forms
> library on your Exchange server. Make sure the "send form definition with
> item" box remains unchecked when publishing.

> > Sue Mosher
> > >

> "Dan" <Dan> wrote in message
> news:D72F7440-3149-45E1-8410-52E31FDEE6AD@microsoft.com...
> > Outlook 2003 & 2007.
> > I've been asked to build a custom form for my company to use for absences.
> > The form is based on IPM.message. The user will open the form, fill out
> > the
> > necessary information (date of absence, etc...) and send to their
> > supervisor.
> > Once the supervisor receives the form we want to have a custom action of
> > "Accept" or "Deny". If the supervisor accepts the form then we would like
> > to
> > automatically enter an appointment into our shared department calendar for
> > the given date.
> > I have the form functioning for most part. My question is how I get the
> > action to fill in the data for the appointment. I can use the "Actions"
> > page
> > on the custom form to open an appointment on the supervisor's machine but
> > how
> > do I get it to fill in any data? I've tried adding VBScript to the
> > "CustomAction" event, however; it never seems to fire on the supervisor's
> > (read) side.
> > Can this be accomplished and where to look for this at?
> >


>
 
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Sue Mosher [MVP]

Yes. It's available for searching on Google Books. And much of the material

is also available at the http://www.outlookcode.com web site.

Sue Mosher

"Dan" <Dan> wrote in message

news:E25B68C6-44EF-42BC-8281-49C1BDB07665@microsoft.com...
> I'm new to working with outlook forms but have experience with programming
> languages(.net, vb 6, scripts, etc...) I hit the link to your book. Does
> the
> book cover working with Outlook in an exchange environment?

> "Sue Mosher [MVP]" wrote:
>
> > Code won't run unless the form is published to the Organizational Forms
> > library on your Exchange server. Make sure the "send form definition with
> > item" box remains unchecked when publishing.
>

>> "Dan" <Dan> wrote in message
> > news:D72F7440-3149-45E1-8410-52E31FDEE6AD@microsoft.com...
> > > Outlook 2003 & 2007.
> > > I've been asked to build a custom form for my company to use for
> > > absences.
> >> > The form is based on IPM.message. The user will open the form, fill out
> > > the
> > > necessary information (date of absence, etc...) and send to their
> > > supervisor.
> > > Once the supervisor receives the form we want to have a custom action
> > > of
> > > "Accept" or "Deny". If the supervisor accepts the form then we would
> > > like
> > > to
> > > automatically enter an appointment into our shared department calendar
> > > for
> > > the given date.
> >> > I have the form functioning for most part. My question is how I get the
> > > action to fill in the data for the appointment. I can use the "Actions"
> > > page
> > > on the custom form to open an appointment on the supervisor's machine
> > > but
> > > how
> > > do I get it to fill in any data? I've tried adding VBScript to the
> > > "CustomAction" event, however; it never seems to fire on the
> > > supervisor's
> > > (read) side.
> >> > Can this be accomplished and where to look for this at?
> > >

>

>
>>
 
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