Visual Basic auto create task from email including attachments

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I would like the email attachment to be included in the task. What would i need to add to the code below:

Sub ConvertMailtoTask(Item As Outlook.MailItem)
Dim objTask As Outlook.TaskItem
Set objTask = Application.CreateItem(olTaskItem)
objTask.Subject = Item.Subject
objTask.StartDate = Item.ReceivedTime
objTask.Body = Item.Body
objTask.Save
Set objTask = Nothing

End Sub
 
Thank you. What code would i need to add to assign the task to a category filtered by the subject line.
 
you mean "if subject = A, then category = A" "if subject = B, then category = B"?
 
Yes thats what i want the code to do.
 
You'd use the following lines in somewhere between the Set objtask = application and objtask.save lines.

If InStr(Item.Subject, "keyword") Then objTask.Categories = "keyword"

If InStr(Item.Subject, "keyword2") Then objTask.Categories = "keyword2"

You could split it to make it easier to manage - the three lines at the top, the objtask line before obj.save.

Dim strCat As String

If InStr(Item.Subject, "keyword") Then strCat = "keyword"

If InStr(Item.Subject, "more") Then strCat = "more"
objTask.Categories = strCat

Either of the above works for a few keywords, but if you need to use a lot, you need to use an array.

At the top:

Dim strCat As String

Dim arrCat As Variant

arrCat = Array("1keyword", "2keyword", "3keyword", "4keyword", "5keyword", "6keyword", "7keyword", "8keyword", "9keyword")

For i = LBound(arrCat) To UBound(arrCat)
If InStr(Item.Subject, arrCat(i)) Then strCat = arrCat(i)

Next i
before save:
objTask.Categories = strCat
 
I used the first code from your reply and it did not work for me. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Would i be able to assign a category by the sender?
 
Do you get any error messages?

InStr should be case-insensitive, but try using LCase(Item.subject) instead of Item.Subject and lower case keywords.

Yes, you can use any field -
If Item.SenderEmailAddress = "alias@domain.com" Then objTask.Categories = "keyword"

Note that this will not work for addresses on your exchange server -they don't have a smtp address.

BTW - if you want the message to remain unread in the Inbox, add the following before the end of the macro.
Item.UnRead = True
Item.Save
 
No error messages it just didnt assign the task to the category. My subject line will always start with [Ticket # then the rest of the subject line will vary. I used the following in my code as my keyword "[Ticket"
 
First test it with a simple category on every task it creates -

objTask.categories = "Test"

if that works, try

If left(item.subject, 9) = "[Ticket #" Then objTask.Categories = "Ticket"

ETA: put the code right before the objtask.save command.
 
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