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How to create appointment from Excel data?

Supposing, you have a table of appointment data in an Excel worksheet as following screenshot shown, now, you want to import these data into the Outlook calendar. How could you deal with this job quickly?

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Create appointments from Excel data with VBA code


Create appointments from Excel data with VBA code

To create appointments from Excel data, you can apply the following VBA code, please do as this:

1. Launch Outlook and hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code: Import excel data to appointment:

Public Sub CreateOutlookApptz()
    Dim xAppointmentItem As Outlook.AppointmentItem
    Dim xNameSpace As Outlook.NameSpace
    Dim xCalendarFld As Outlook.MAPIFolder, xSubFolder As Outlook.MAPIFolder
    Dim xCalendarStr As String
    Dim I As Long
    Dim xFileDialog As FileDialog
    Dim xFilePath As String
    Dim xExcelApp As Excel.Application
    Dim xWb As Workbook
    Dim xWs As Worksheet
    On Error GoTo Err_Execute
    Set xExcelApp = New Excel.Application
    Set xFileDialog = xExcelApp.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFilePicker)
    With xFileDialog
        .Title = "Select a file"
        .Filters.Add "Microsoft Excel", "*.xlsx"
    End With
    If xFileDialog.Show = 0 Then Exit Sub
    xFilePath = xFileDialog.SelectedItems(1)
    Set xWb = xExcelApp.Workbooks.Open(xFilePath)
    Set xNameSpace = Outlook.Application.Session
    Set xCalendarFld = xNameSpace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderCalendar)
    I = 2
    Set xWs = xWb.Worksheets.Item(1)
    xCalendarStr = xWb.Name
    If FolderExist(xCalendarFld, xCalendarStr) = False Then
        Set xSubFolder = xCalendarFld.Folders.Add(xCalendarStr, olFolderCalendar)
    Else
        Set xSubFolder = xCalendarFld.Folders(xCalendarStr)
    End If
    Do Until Trim(xWs.Cells(I, 1).Value) = ""
        Set xAppointmentItem = xSubFolder.Items.Add(olAppointmentItem)
        With xAppointmentItem
            .Start = xWs.Cells(I, 5) + xWs.Cells(I, 6)
            .End = xWs.Cells(I, 7) + xWs.Cells(I, 8)
            .Subject = xWs.Cells(I, 1)
            .Location = xWs.Cells(I, 2)
            .Body = xWs.Cells(I, 3)
            .BusyStatus = olBusy
            .ReminderMinutesBeforeStart = xWs.Cells(I, 9)
            .ReminderSet = True
            .Categories = xWs.Cells(I, 4)
            .Save
        End With
        I = I + 1
    Loop
    Set xAppointmentItem = Nothing
    Set olApp = Nothing
    xExcelApp.Quit
    Set xExcelApp = Nothing
    MsgBox "Import successfully!", vbInformation, "Kutools for Outlook"
    Exit Sub
Err_Execute:
    MsgBox "An error occurred - Exporting items to Calendar.", vbInformation, "Kutools for Outlook"
End Sub
Function FolderExist(CalFolder As Folder, FolderName As String) As Boolean
    Dim I As Integer
    Dim xSubFolder As Folder
    For I = 1 To CalFolder.Folders.Count
        Set xSubFolder = CalFolder.Folders.Item(I)
        If xSubFolder.Name = FolderName Then
            FolderExist = True
            Exit Function
        End If
    Next I
End Function

3. Still in the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Tools > References to go to the References-Project1 dialog box, and check Microsoft Excel Object Library option from the Available References list box, see screenshot:

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4. Then click OK button, now, press F5 key to run this code, and a Select a file window is displayed, please select the excel file you want to import to Outlook, see screenshot:

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5. And then click OK, a prompt box is popped out as follows:

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6. Then click OK, the Excel data has been imported into the calendar as following screenshot shown:

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