[AccessD] Automating Outlook from Access

jack drawbridge jackandpat.d at gmail.com
Sat Aug 21 07:51:23 CDT 2021

I'd like to see it, John, and I'm sure others would be interested as well.

On Sat, Aug 21, 2021 at 8:21 AM John Colby <jwcolby at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am working on an app to process orders for a program.  A web site takes
> an order, accepts payment, then sends an email containing the order info.
> I need to receive the email, put email info into an email table, parse the
> order info out of the email body, put the order into an Order table, pull
> client info out of the order, place the client info into a client table,
> then go back and tie the email and order to the client via a client id.
> All of the outlook automation I learned from my best friend Google.  I'll
> write up how I am doing this stuff for anyone interested. I am not an
> expert and so any suggestions for how to do it better is good.  I will
> write a handful of emails to detail the parts and pieces.  This is actual
> code I am using
> In order to automate Outlook I need to sink Outlook events as email comes
> in which requires a class.  I create a plain old module to hold pointers to
> the Outlook class:
> Option Compare Database
> Option Explicit
> Private mclsOutlook As clsOfficeOutlook
> Function cOl() As clsOfficeOutlook
>     If mclsOutlook Is Nothing Then
>         Set mclsOutlook = New clsOfficeOutlook
>     End If
>     Set cOl = mclsOutlook
> End Function
> Function cOlTerm()
>     Set mclsOutlook = Nothing
> End Function
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