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From vcard-21.doc, my page 17

"In addition to property groupings, a vCard can include other, nested vCard objects."

Thoughts on: Would Outlook be able to parse correctly a single meetandgreet.ics vCalendar object with a nested vCard object?  Or, would it be safer to create to separate files meeting.ics and person.vcf ?


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1 hour ago, Skysnake said:

PS, Why is your test.ics file generated as version 2.0? ;)

Because I grabbed it from an example on the web. Up to now the version does not matter when importing iCal files.
Seems there is only version 1.0 for iCalendar and version 2.0 for vCalendar.


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11 minutes ago, Skysnake said:

From vcard-21.doc, my page 17

"In addition to property groupings, a vCard can include other, nested vCard objects."

Thoughts on: Would Outlook be able to parse correctly a single meetandgreet.ics vCalendar object with a nested vCard object?  Or, would it be safer to create to separate files meeting.ics and person.vcf ?

I'm sure Outlook wouldn't be able to directly process such nested objects.
My tools will parse the input files, map iCal/vCard properties to Outlook item properties and then create the Outlook items.

My primary goal is to implement the simple and widely used components and properties. Later on (if ever) I will spend some time with those exotic features ;)

So you would b on the safer side to use two separate files.


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Version 0.3.0.0 of the UDF has been released.

 

 


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Does anyone use this UDF?

If yes:

  • What have you tried so far? Import events or contacts?
  • Does the UDF fit your needs or do you miss something?
  • Should I enhance documentation (wiki, inline documentation ...)?

If no:

  • The UDF does not provide the function you are looking for. Which one?
  • The function you tested does not work properly. Any errors?
  • ... Something else ...?

 


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@water, not operationally, yet.  But I have made a dedicated test folder with some sample scripts.  Once I am comfortable with it I intend to make some widgets which can be placed in various other scripts.

As far as the YES part goes, so far it works for me  (all of it).  I did a lot of reading (referenced in your docs), as I am also learning about this for the first time.

Please do not stop. :)


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Thanks for your reply! I will do my very best :)


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More reading...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICalendar

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In Microsoft Outlook, the SUMMARY corresponds to the "Subject" entry in the "Appointment" form, and DESCRIPTION to the descriptive text below it. In addition, Outlook 2002 and Outlook 2003 demand a UID and a DTSTAMP.

Would that mean use is recommended?

Also

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an event, a to-do list, a journal entry, time zone information, or free/busy time information, or an alarm. Empty lines are not allowed in some versions of usage (Google calendar).

Would you default to "no blank lines"?

===> Journals -- would it make sense to harvest journal items from the iCal and save to a db?

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1 hour ago, Skysnake said:

Would that mean use is recommended?
...
Would you default to "no blank lines"?

SUMMARY and DESCRIPTION are already mapped to the Outlook properties Subject and Body.
UID and DTSTAMP might be required for a valid iCalendar file but are not needed to create an event item.
My "parser" does not adhere to the different standards, it simply parses the input file and tries to make a sensible Outlook item out of it. Unknown or unneeded input lines are ignored (so are empty lines). To make the debugging output more readable I could exclude empty lines from logging if needed.

Most important: I assume the input file is a valid iCalendar.

To sum it up: The UDF is still beta and has only been tested with a few iCalendar files. So I recommend to call the function with active debugging but without creating an Outlook item. If you feel comfortable with the displayed debugging info (check the list of Outlook properties to be set) then create an item but use a test calendar before using it in production.
 

1 hour ago, Skysnake said:

===> Journals -- would it make sense to harvest journal items from the iCal and save to a db?

I have never seen anyone use journal items in Outlook. But if demand arises it could be added to the UDF.


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Next step:
Export events and contacts to iCal and vCard files.

  • The function will export a single event/contact when you pass a single event/contact object or EntryID.
  • The function will export a list of events/contacts when you pass an array with event/contact objects or EntryIDs.
  • The export will create a single file or a new file for every event/contact in a specified directory.

Anything else you would like to see in this functions?


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Beta 0.4.0.0 of the UDF has been released!


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I have split the documentation into two parts:

  • Download page: Just a quick overview of the provided functions. For details it points to the Wiki.
  • Wiki: Full details

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Functions _OLT_iCal_VEventImport and _OLT_vCard_Import read a file into an array, process all rows and create an array with Outlook properties to create an item.
This array is passed to the callback function as read only.

My question is:
Do you think it might be needed to alter the content of this array before creating an Outlook item?

If your answer is "YES", a solution could look like:

  • Use @extended to pass the current return value to _OLT_iCal_VEventImport or _OLT_vCard_Import
  • Return the modified data array to the calling function
  • If the return value is an array then _OLT_iCal_VEventImport and _OLT_vCard_Import overwrite the local data array

Or is there a better way to alter the content of an array passed by

$vReturnValue = Call("callbackfunction", $aDataArray)

?


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On 1/15/2019 at 8:20 AM, Skysnake said:

importing iCal would make my life a lot easier. :)

I don't use any of these as @Skysnake say to use but yes, it may be welcomed, as one may need to rearrange or rename stuff.
The callback would give the coder more flexibility to do what needs done, as that would be customization. 

my 2 cents :) 

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Posted (edited)

Returning data from the callback function has been implemented (where sensible) :)

Next thing to come:

Exporting contacts as Vcard, Excel or CSV.
Your script runs _OL_ItemFind to grab all contacts to process and then calls the Export function.
A callback function will be implemented fur further flexibility.

Anything else you would like to see in the export function?

Edited by water

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Beta 0.5.0.0 of the UDF has been released!


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Return False EndIf Local $dimLIST = UBound($A3clean) - 1 Local $Astring1 = "" Local $Astring2 = "" Local $dimSTRING = "" Local $AapiciINriga Local $numeroapiciINriga = 0 Local $sommaNumeroapiciINrighe = 0 Local $salvaAstring1 = "" Local $dispari = 0 For $i = 0 To $dimLIST Gollog("workin' on line " & $i) $Astring1 = StringToASCIIArray($A3clean[$i]) ;_ArrayDisplay($Astring1) ;Gollog($A3clean[$i]) $AapiciINriga = _ArrayFindAll($Astring1, '34') If $AapiciINriga <> -1 Then $numeroapiciINriga = UBound($AapiciINriga) ; Gollog("N° " & $numeroapiciINriga & " apici in riga " & $i) $sommaNumeroapiciINrighe += $numeroapiciINriga If _MathCheckDiv($sommaNumeroapiciINrighe) = 1 Then $salvaAstring1 = $salvaAstring1 & $A3clean[$i] $dispari = 1 Else Local $towrite = $salvaAstring1 & $A3clean[$i] ; gollog("scrivo " & $towrite) FileWriteLine($hFileOpen, $towrite) $salvaAstring1 = "" $sommaNumeroapiciINrighe = 0 $dispari = 0 EndIf Else ; Gollog("zero apici in riga " & $i) If $dispari = 1 Then ;linea vuota o senza apici ma " aperte dispari $salvaAstring1 = $salvaAstring1 & $A3clean[$i] Else Local $towrite = $salvaAstring1 & $A3clean[$i] ; gollog("scrivo " & $towrite) FileWriteLine($hFileOpen, $towrite) $salvaAstring1 = "" $sommaNumeroapiciINrighe = 0 $dispari = 0 EndIf EndIf Next Gollog('END joined lines based on ODD "') ;_ArrayDisplay($A4clean, 'joined lines based on ODD "') FileClose($hFileOpen) EndFunc ;==>cleanfile Func readfile() gollog("reading work file and creating multiD array") Sleep(300) $A4clean = FileReadToArray($workfile2) If @error = 1 Or @error = 2 Then gollog("error reading work2 file " & @error) Else ; _ArrayDisplay($A4clean, "cleaned 1", Default, 8) EndIf EndFunc ;==>readfile Func cleanfile2() Local $dimLIST = UBound($A4clean) - 1 Local $Astring1 = "" Local $conta = 0 Local $salvaconta = 0 Local $dimSTRING = "" $salvalinea = "" Local $standardNumeroVirgole = 0 Local $hFileOpen = FileOpen($FINALab, $FO_APPEND) If $hFileOpen = -1 Then MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "An error occurred whilst writing the file.") Return False EndIf Gollog('Checkin , number') For $i = 0 To $dimLIST ;Gollog('workin on line ' & $i) $Astring1 = StringToASCIIArray($A4clean[$i]) ;_ArrayDisplay($Astring1) $dimSTRING = UBound($Astring1) - 1 For $y = 0 To $dimSTRING If $Astring1[$y] = "44" Then ; secondo step , $conta += 1 EndIf Next If $i = 0 Then $standardNumeroVirgole = $conta gollog("----------numero virgole -> " & $standardNumeroVirgole) EndIf If $conta = $standardNumeroVirgole Then FileWriteLine($hFileOpen, $A4clean[$i]) EndIf If $conta > $standardNumeroVirgole Then Gollog('>>> Line ' & $i & ' Virgole' & $conta) $toprecise = $A4clean[$i] $tofinal = '' While StringInStr($toprecise, '"') <> 0 $tofinal = preciseremoval($toprecise) ;super smart $toprecise = $tofinal WEnd FileWriteLine($hFileOpen, $toprecise) EndIf If $conta < $standardNumeroVirgole Then Gollog('<<< Line ' & $i & ' Virgole' & $conta) $salvalinea = $salvalinea & $A4clean[$i] $salvaconta += $conta If $salvaconta = $standardNumeroVirgole Then $salvaconta = 0 FileWriteLine($hFileOpen, $salvalinea) $salvalinea = 0 EndIf EndIf $conta = 0 Next FileClose($hFileOpen) EndFunc ;==>cleanfile2 Func writeWORKfile2() Gollog("writing work file") If _FileWriteFromArray($workfile, $A4clean) <> 1 Then gollog("error writing work file " & @error) EndIf EndFunc ;==>writeWORKfile2 Func readfile2() gollog("reading work file and creating multiD array") If _FileReadToArray($FINALab, $A5clean, Default, ",") = 0 Then MsgBox(48, "errore", @error) EndIf ;_ArrayDisplay($A5clean, "cleaned 2", Default, 8) EndFunc ;==>readfile2 Func preciseremoval($Pclean) ; llllllllllllllllllllllllll ---- pass 1 for ",," $Astring1 = StringToASCIIArray($Pclean) ;_ArrayDisplay($Astring1) $dimSTRING = UBound($Astring1) - 1 Local $salvadelete = "" Local $cond1 = 0 For $y = 0 To $dimSTRING If $cond1 = 1 Then ; , removed so exit from loop If $Astring1[$y] = "34" Then ; terzo step " in chiusura ; gollog('Found right "') If $salvadelete = "" Then $salvadelete = String($y) Else $salvadelete = $salvadelete & ";" & $y EndIf $cond1 = 0 ExitLoop EndIf EndIf If $cond1 = 1 Then If $Astring1[$y] = "44" Then ; secondo step , If $salvadelete = "" Then $salvadelete = String($y) Else $salvadelete = $salvadelete & ";" & $y EndIf EndIf EndIf If $Astring1[$y] = "34" And $cond1 = 0 Then ;PRimo step per primo ->" $cond1 = 1 ;gollog('Found left "') If $salvadelete = "" Then $salvadelete = String($y) Else $salvadelete = $salvadelete & ";" & $y EndIf ;Gollog("debug" & $salvaApici) EndIf Next ; Gollog("apici e virgole da togliere: " & $salvadelete) ;gollog("virgole togliere: " & $salvaVirgole) If _ArrayDelete($Astring1, $salvadelete) = -1 Then Gollog("error in arraydelete apici " & @error) gollog(StringFromASCIIArray($Astring1)) Else gollog(' PASS 1 removed unwanted ",," from line ') EndIf $Astring2 = StringFromASCIIArray($Astring1) $Pclean = $Astring2 Return $Pclean EndFunc ;==>preciseremoval You will need the OutlookEX.au3 ,  look at this link and also my logging UDF  _Gollog.au3, attached.
      Used on Outlook  from 2010 to 2016/365 with no problems.
      Hope this script can help someone.
       
      TEST1.csv _GOLLOG.au3
    • By Tippex
      I had a problem using OutlookEX when automating Outlook v14 (2010) when it was already running; the object returned from _OL_Open wasn't usable .
      As a test, this example would fail to create an object for $objMail but there was no error from _OL_Open()
      $outlook = _OL_Open() $objMail = $outlook.Application.CreateItem(0) but this replacement would work:
      $outlook = ObjCreate("Outlook.Application") $objMail = $outlook.Application.CreateItem(0) and this would fail:
      $outlook = ObjGet("", "Outlook.Application") $objMail = $outlook.Application.CreateItem(0) So for my own purposes, the "fix" was to just to add a flag for _OL_Open() to ObjCreate() instead of ObjGet() when needed, setting it to True when there's a problem
      Func _OL_Open($bCreateNew = False, $bWarningClick = False, $sWarningProgram = "", $iWinCheckTime = 1000, $iCtrlCheckTime = 1000, $sProfileName = "", $sPassword = "") If $bCreateNew = Default Then $bCreateNew = False If $bWarningClick = Default Then $bWarningClick = False If $sWarningProgram = Default Then $sWarningProgram = "" If $iWinCheckTime = Default Then $iWinCheckTime = 1000 If $iCtrlCheckTime = Default Then $iCtrlCheckTime = 1000 If $sProfileName = Default Then $sProfileName = "" If $sPassword = Default Then $sPassword = "" Local $oOL = ObjGet("", "Outlook.Application") If IsObj($oOL) Then $__bOL_AlreadyRunning = True If Not IsBool($bWarningClick) Then Return SetError(3, 0, 0) If Not IsInt($iWinCheckTime) Then Return SetError(4, 0, 0) If Not IsInt($iCtrlCheckTime) Then Return SetError(7, 0, 0) If $__bOL_AlreadyRunning And $sProfileName <> "" Then Return SetError(10, 0, 0) ;Specified a profile name to logon to but Outlook is already running. ; Activate the COM error handler for older AutoIt versions If $__iOL_Debug = 0 And (Number(StringReplace(@AutoItVersion, ".", "")) < 3392 Or Number(StringReplace(@AutoItVersion, ".", "")) > 33120) Then _OL_ErrorNotify(4) SetError(0) ; Reset @error which is returned by _OL_ErrorNotify if a COM error handler has already been set up by the user EndIf If Not $__bOL_AlreadyRunning Or $bCreateNew Then $oOL = ObjCreate("Outlook.Application") If @error Or Not IsObj($oOL) Then Return SetError(1, @error, 0) EndIf  
      However, the problem with modifying a UDF is in remembering to apply the same fix for to any update
      Was there any other "fix" I should have tried before tampering with the UDF?
      Thanks.
       
    • By nooneclose
      Hello everyone, I am wondering if and how it is possible to connect my AutoIt script to a different email in my outlook. I have two different accounts when I open outlook. The first which my script always connects to is my own email while the second is a group email account. How or can I make the script connect to the second one and access its inbox instead of mine? This is all work related so no funny business here. 
      Global $oOutlook = _OL_Open() ; Store all the Unread emails into an array Global $aItems = _OL_ItemFind($oOutlook, "*\Outlook-UDF-Test", $olMail, _ "[UnRead]=True", "Subject", "Maintenance Request from Eagle's Nest", "EntryID,Subject", "", 1) ; Display the array of unRead emails If IsArray($aItems) Then ;_ArrayDisplay($aItems, "OutlookEX UDF: _OL_ItemFind - Unread mails") Else MsgBox(48, "OutlookEX UDF: _OL_ItemFind Example Script", _ "Could not find an unread mail. @error = " & @error & ", @extended: " & @extended) EndIf ; Get the number of unread emails Global $numberOfUnRead = UBound($aItems, $UBOUND_ROWS) - 1 ;MsgBox("", "Number of Unread emails", $numberOfUnRead) ConsoleWrite("Number of unread emails: " & $numberOfUnRead & @CRLF) I might be missing some code in the post but my code works It's just so long I don't want to post all 2300+ lines. 
      Thank you for the help I greatly appreciate this community. 
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