New Outlook Distribution List Location

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scottb2

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I have a folder hierarchy as follows:




Public folders


> ..All Public Folders


> .....Dept


> ........Distribution List




How do I create an Outlook Distribution List in a folder other than the default "Contacts" folder ("Distribution List")? I have a folder object with the FullFolderPath where I want the DL to be saved, but DistListItem.SaveAs(fld.FullFolderPath, Outlook.OlSaveAsType.olTXT) gives me an error {"The operation failed."}. I can start Outlook and manually get to the DL folder, though.




Thanks,


Scott
 
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Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

DistListItem.SaveAs(fld.FullFolderPath, Outlook.OlSaveAsType.olTXT) will

attempt to save that DL as a text file in the file system at the path you're

providing.

If the folder is a contacts folder use

folder.Items.Add(olDistributionListItem) where folder is your folder. The

function will return a DL object.

"scottb2" <scottb2.47bjfy@invalid> wrote in message

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> I have a folder hierarchy as follows:

> Public folders
> ..All Public Folders
> .....Dept
> ........Distribution List

> How do I create an Outlook Distribution List in a folder other than the
> default "Contacts" folder ("Distribution List")? I have a folder object
> with the FullFolderPath where I want the DL to be saved, but
> DistListItem.SaveAs(fld.FullFolderPath, Outlook.OlSaveAsType.olTXT)
> gives me an error {"The operation failed."}. I can start Outlook and
> manually get to the DL folder, though.

> Thanks,
> Scott

> > scottb2
> >
 

scottb2

Member
Works great! Thanks, Ken.




DistListItem.SaveAs(fld.FullFolderPath, Outlook.OlSaveAsType.olTXT) will


attempt to save that DL as a text file in the file system at the path you're


providing.




If the folder is a contacts folder use


folder.Items.Add(olDistributionListItem) where folder is your folder. The


function will return a DL object.




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"scottb2" <scottb2.47bjfy@invalid> wrote in message


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>

> I have a folder hierarchy as follows:

>

> Public folders

> ..All Public Folders

> .....Dept

> ........Distribution List

>

> How do I create an Outlook Distribution List in a folder other than the

> default "Contacts" folder ("Distribution List")? I have a folder object

> with the FullFolderPath where I want the DL to be saved, but

> DistListItem.SaveAs(fld.FullFolderPath, Outlook.OlSaveAsType.olTXT)

> gives me an error {"The operation failed."}. I can start Outlook and

> manually get to the DL folder, though.

>

> Thanks,

> Scott

>

>

> --

> scottb2

>

>
 
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