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2 ways of doing this. Productive Computing's Outlook plugin, or use VBscripting.

If it's just creating contacts in Outlook then the VBscript is relatively straightforward. If you also want to update existing contacts then it gets more complex.

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Below is visual basi code to help. The way I would do this is to load the data direct to a vb executable using command line parameters.

In vb create a new .exe, in project properties add reference - ms outlook. the write this code

Private Sub Form_Load()

Dim Ap1Forename As String

Dim Ap1Surname As String

Ap1Forename = Split(Command, ",")(1)

Ap1Surname = Split(Command, ",")(2)

' Start Outlook.

' If it is already running, you'll use the same instance...

Dim olApp As Outlook.Application

Set olApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")

' Logon. Doesn't hurt if you are already running and logged on...

Dim olNs As Outlook.NameSpace

Set olNs = olApp.GetNamespace("MAPI")


' Create and Open a new contact.

Dim olItem As Outlook.ContactItem

Set olItem = olApp.CreateItem(olContactItem)

' Setup Contact information...

With olItem

.FullName = Ap1Forename &" " & Ap1Surname

.Birthday = "9/15/1975"

.CompanyName = "Microsoft"

.HomeTelephoneNumber = "704-555-8888"

.Email1Address = "[email protected]"

.JobTitle = "Developer"

.HomeAddress = "111 Main St." & vbCr & "Charlotte, NC 28226"

End With

' Save Contact...


Unload Me

End Sub

The dim statements need to be continued for all the fields you wish to import. And the split( command,)needsz to be continued.

Build your vb project to a runtime.

Then when you run from filemaker using send event (calculation) have the parameters entered after the program with commas in between each data.

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