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2005-03-18, 03:12 #1
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Web Form to Outlook Exp to Excel (2k)
I have a form on a web page that I have just set up. There is a built in response handler, triggered by the Submit button, that generatesan email to me with an attachment: POSTDATA.ATT
When I open this attachment, giving Excel as the platform to use, I get a text string in cell A1 similar to:
From here I can program it to save the data, convert Text-to-Columns, delete the Field Labels and transfer the data to the target cells in my Excel form
What I would like to do is develop vba code to start from,
open Outlook Express,;
find msgs that would contain this form as an attachment. (the Subject is always=="Form posted from Microsoft Internet Explorer.") ;
Open the attached file: POSTDATA.ATT, using Excel;
read the text string;
copy it back to Master.xls;
then do my juggling;
But before doing the above, does anyone have an easier way to get data from a web based form into xl with vba?
If not can I get some help with the above. Thanks in advance.
Also, how should I address the security issues with automatically opening an attachment?
2005-03-18, 07:38 #2
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Re: Web Form to Outlook Exp to Excel (2k)
Unlike Outlook, Outlook Express does NOT have a programming interface, so you can't use VBA to find e-mails, extract attachments etc.
I know next to nothing about web forms etc., but perhaps you could use ASP to store the responses in a database on the web server.