vBA for searching a cell's contents in Outlook and retrieving the subject line

vnesst

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 64 bit
Email Account
Exchange Server
I have a list in Excel in column A. I want the macro to search Outlook for each cell value in A2, A3, A4 etc and then return the subject line of one best matching email in B2, B3, B4 respectively. I've seen macros for searching specific text or retrieving data from all emails in a folder, but I haven't come across this anywhere. Any help appreciated. I am a newbie.
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
I don't have any macros that do this - but if you have one that searches - you'll lookup the value in excel, use it as the search term. When you get the results, you'll use the first.

This shows how to connect to Excel -

You'll loop the cells something like this -

rCount = xlSheet.Range("A" & xlSheet.Rows.Count).End(-4162).Row ' this looks for the last used row

for currentCell = 2 to rCount ' assumes row 1 is cell headers

searchTerm = xlSheet.Range("A" & currentCell)
' do the search
'pass first result to
xlSheet.Range("B" & currentCell) = firstresult.subject

next currentCell
 
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