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Open Outlook task from Access command button

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I have a 2007 database that I need to add a command button that will open a new Outlook task and allow the user to input the assignment, start date, due date, etc. I've got plenty of code scripting the info and auto sending the task for other forms, but I can't seem to just open the new task and allow user input. Any advice?
Sep 16 '08 #1
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This code by far would be the simplest approach to opening Outloook, then proceeding to the New Task Window. Substitute your Path to Outlook.exe if necessary:
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  1. Dim varRetVal As Variant
  2. Dim strPathToOutlook As String
  4. strPathToOutlook = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Outlook.exe /c ipm.task"
  6. varRetVal = Shell(strPathToOutlook, vbMaximizedFocus)
Sep 19 '08 #2

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