VBA to assign category on calendar item does not work ?? why ??

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PGT

Below i wrote code to assign a categorie to a calendar item based on the word "vrij" in the subject.

I got to automate a lot of words for a lot of people so this just the first keyword.

I think this code should work.. but somehow it doesnt

I use Outlook 2003 with macro security set to lowest level. The code is placed in "this outlook session"

Any ideas why it doesnt work ??


> ====================================================


Dim WithEvents colRDVItems As Items

Private Sub Application_Startup()

Dim NS As Outlook.NameSpace

Set NS = Application.GetNamespace("MAPI")

Set colRDVItems = NS.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderCalendar).Items

Set NS = Nothing

End Sub

Private Sub colRDVItems_ItemAdd(ByVal Item As Object)

If Item.Class = olAppointment Then

If InStr(LCase(Item.Subject), "vrij") > 1 Then

AddCat Item, "Holiday"

Item.Save

End If

End If

End Sub

Sub AddCat(itm, catName)

arr = Split(itm.Categories, ",")

If UBound(arr) >= 0 Then

' item has categories

For I = 0 To UBound(arr)

If Trim(arr(I)) = catName Then

' category already exists on item

' no need to add it

Exit Sub

End If

Next

itm.Categories = itm.Categories & "," & catName

Else

' item has no categories

itm.Categories = catName

End If

End Sub
 
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Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

Try the InStr() function with the correct arguments and see if the code

works. You need to either put a comma at the beginning of the function

arguments or put an explicit starting point:

If InStr(1, LCase(Item.Subject), "vrij") > 0 Then

If that doesn't help you need to step the code when the event handler fires

and see what's going on. That's if the code is running at all, that's not

clear from your post.

"PGT" <user@msgroups.net/> wrote in message

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> Below i wrote code to assign a categorie to a calendar item based on the
> word "vrij" in the subject.
> I got to automate a lot of words for a lot of people so this just the
> first keyword.
> I think this code should work.. but somehow it doesnt
> I use Outlook 2003 with macro security set to lowest level. The code is
> placed in "this outlook session"

> Any ideas why it doesnt work ??
>
> > ====================================================


> Dim WithEvents colRDVItems As Items

> Private Sub Application_Startup()
> Dim NS As Outlook.NameSpace
> Set NS = Application.GetNamespace("MAPI")
> Set colRDVItems = NS.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderCalendar).Items
> Set NS = Nothing
> End Sub

> Private Sub colRDVItems_ItemAdd(ByVal Item As Object)

> If Item.Class = olAppointment Then
> If InStr(LCase(Item.Subject), "vrij") > 1 Then
> AddCat Item, "Holiday"
> Item.Save
> End If
> End If
> End Sub

> Sub AddCat(itm, catName)
> arr = Split(itm.Categories, ",")
> If UBound(arr) >= 0 Then
> ' item has categories
> For I = 0 To UBound(arr)
> If Trim(arr(I)) = catName Then
> ' category already exists on item
> ' no need to add it
> Exit Sub
> End If
> Next
> itm.Categories = itm.Categories & "," & catName
> Else
> ' item has no categories
> itm.Categories = catName
> End If
> End Sub
>
 
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PGT

instr can be used this way giving it a startposition is not required. It seams to me this code is not running at all.

if for example i put a msgbox allert inside colRDVItems_ItemAdd it doesnt popup, when i add a new item to my calendar. I strongly think this code is OK, but maybe the default VBA isnt running or ..??? can you try this code?? (note ol2003 requires low macro security for this to work).
 
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Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

The code may not be running, or if the subject starts with your test string

it will never go past the If tests. I prefer to use a starting index, but

with or without that if the index of where that string starts is 1 the If

test will fail unless you test for > 0.

Does any other VBA code run for you?

"PGT" <user@msgroups.net/> wrote in message

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> instr can be used this way giving it a startposition is not required. It
> seams to me this code is not running at all.
> if for example i put a msgbox allert inside colRDVItems_ItemAdd it doesnt
> popup, when i add a new item to my calendar. I strongly think this code is
> OK, but maybe the default VBA isnt running or ..??? can you try this
> code?? (note ol2003 requires low macro security for this to work).

>
 

Michael Bauer

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2010 32 bit
Email Account
Exchange Server
If you want the function to ignore lower/upper cases, use the start

parameter and vbTextCompare:

pos=Instr(1, Item.Subject, "vrij", vbTextCompare)

Are you sure, "vrij" doesn't start at the beginning of the Subject? If it

does, the function would return 1, and that is not > 1.

Best regards

Michael Bauer

Am Tue, 22 Dec 2009 06:46:41 -0800 schrieb PGT:


> instr can be used this way giving it a startposition is not required. It


seams to me this code is not running at all.
> if for example i put a msgbox allert inside colRDVItems_ItemAdd it doesnt


popup, when i add a new item to my calendar. I strongly think this code is

OK, but maybe the default VBA isnt running or ..??? can you try this code??

(note ol2003 requires low macro security for this to work).

>
 
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PGT

yeah i got that >1 replaced by >0

i found it myself after the post.

Now i notice sometimes this code works other times it seams this macro is not running, strange as it should run always.

i restart outlook and then sometimes it works other times not, i'm not sure what is going on, its not the outlookspy
 
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