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    Outlook calendar replication (2000)

    Hi,
    Is it possible to duplicate the calendar function in Outlook from Access?
    I don't want to add tasks or data to Outlook, just to duplicate how it works. The idea is to have a central calendar on a networked system that people can enter certain events/reminders that will pop-up at a specific date to remind users to do tasks.
    If this is possible, can I make this event trigger even if the person is not in the database? Then that person can decide whether to do the task, designate it to another, or defer it.

    Currently the system is that people are entering this data into the Outlook calendar. This is fine until someone is on holiday and then this work does not get picked up.

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    Re: Outlook calendar replication (2000)

    To duplicate all functionality of the Outlook calendar in Access will be a tremendous amount of work. I think it would be better to give somebody (a secretary, for example) permissions to view the calendars of a group of people. (In Outlook 2002 and up, you can also create group schedules)

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    Re: Outlook calendar replication (2000)

    Essentially all that would need to be duplicated is the format of the calendar, in the sense that you can view the months in varying ways and navigate backwards and forwards. Then for specific dates enter the 'reminders' which will pop up when the appropriate day arrives.
    However if this is quite a vast thing to tackle then I'll keep my head down and mouth shut.
    The office is running 2000...........

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    Re: Outlook calendar replication (2000)

    The "all that would need to be duplicated" would still be a far from simple undertaking.

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    Re: Outlook calendar replication (2000)

    Are you suggesting that I keep my head low? <img src=/S/sneaky.gif border=0 alt=sneaky width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Outlook calendar replication (2000)

    I'm sure Hans will agree with me - YES! It is possible to duplicate Outlook calendar functions in Access, but you would want to buy one of the commercial ActiveX calendar type controls, and then you would spend hundreds of hours developing once you understood how to manipulate the ActiveX control. Trust me - I've been there and done that. Another alternative is to look at using Exchange Server - it gives considerable group scheduling capabilities and enhances Outlook in a number of other ways.
    Wendell

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