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    3 Star Lounger MacroAlan's Avatar
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    Export Custom Fields to Access (XP/SP1)

    I have deployed a new Contact form to our PUBLIC folders. We want to make an Access table from the Contacts. I know how to get the Contacts to Access; it is not picking up our new User-Defined fields.

    <big>Is there a setting I have missed in Outlook to expose them to Access??</big> <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20> Should I be posting in the Access forum <img src=/S/question.gif border=0 alt=question width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Export Custom Fields to Access (XP/SP1)

    I have moved this thread to Access because I found some code in the Knowledge Base that is to be used in Access. Microsoft explicitly states that
    <hr>The Import and Export command in Outlook does not allow you to import or export information in user-defined fields (or properties).<hr>
    MSKB article How to Programmatically Export Outlook Items to Microsoft Access describes two alternatives:
    - Include the custom fields in a table view in Outlook; you can then copy and paste the records including the custom fields. Not very attractive as a general solution.
    - Use Automation from Access to get the data from Outlook. The code given in the MSKB article uses a DAO recordset; if you prefer, it can be easily modified to use an ADO recordset instead.

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