Activities in Outlook

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As most on this forum probably agree, it was a sad day when MS removed the activities tab. I recently can across this VBA code to create an activates search, run running it I get an error, see below in red. Is this repairable, made to work for o365?

I will also attempt to get Search for All Messages from Contact and Display in New Window working.

Thank you all in advance for your help and contributions.

Sub FindContactActivities()

'Description: Outlook macro to find all items related to a contact
' similar to the Contact Activities feature.
' author : Robert Sparnaaij
' version: 1.0
' website: Reviving the Contact Activities feature in Outlook 2013 - HowTo-Outlook

If Application.Session.DefaultStore.IsInstantSearchEnabled Then

Dim olkExplorer As Outlook.Explorer
Set olkExplorer = Application.Explorers.Add(Application.Session.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox), olFolderDisplayNormal)

Dim oItem As Object
Set oItem = Application.ActiveInspector.CurrentItem

If oItem.Class = olContact Then
Dim myContact As Outlook.ContactItem
Set myContact = oItem

Dim myContactAddress As String
Dim myContactName As String

myContactAddress = myContact.Email1Address
myContactName = myContact.FullName

Dim olkFilter As String

'Linked Contacts
olkFilter = "contactnames:(" & Chr(34) & myContactAddress & Chr(34) & " OR " & Chr(34) & myContactName & Chr(34) & ")"

'From this contact
olkFilter = olkFilter & " OR " & "from:(" & Chr(34) & myContactAddress & Chr(34) & " OR " & Chr(34) & myContactName & Chr(34) & ")"

'To this contact
olkFilter = olkFilter & " OR " & "to:(" & Chr(34) & myContactAddress & Chr(34) & " OR " & Chr(34) & myContactName & Chr(34) & ")"

Call olkExplorer.Search(olkFilter, olSearchScopeAllOutlookItems)

Call olkExplorer.Display


MsgBox "Please run this command from an opened Contact item.", vbExclamation, "Open a Contact item"

End If

Set olkExplorer = Nothing
Set myContact = Nothing


MsgBox "Search Indexing is not enabled for this mailbox." & vbNewLine & vbNewLine & _
"If you are using an Exchange account, make sure that Cached Exchange Mode is enabled" & _
vbNewLine & vbNewLine & _
"To troubleshoot Search Indexing see: " & vbNewLine & _
"Fixing Instant Search -", _
vbExclamation, "Search Indexing not enabled"

End If

End Sub
Do you have the message open our selected?

This works with a selected contact -

Yes, thank you they both worked. I just needed to change the name of the macro (showing my novice-ness).

Do you know of a way to include tasks in these searches? I am trying to use tasks as opposed to the Journal.

I also notice I have companies in a tool I used from MapiLab, but they do to show in the folders list. That would be nice is they did.

I am trying to build the simple features I used from BCM into O365.

Thanks again for your help.

The scope for that would be olSearchScopeAllOutlookItems but to/from field shouldn't work on the contact field (assuming you linked it to a contact). I'll see what needs changed to work on everything.
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