Can outlook design a e.g. tasks approval process by using VBA alon

Can outlook design a e.g. tasks approval process by using VBA alon

Post by Sm9obnNvb » Tue, 30 Sep 2008 11:50:05


I was instructed to work out a process flow for tasks approval flow with
functionallities on Outlook App. such as: user raise a request--> supervisor
approved--> handler -->handler return a deadline to user--> users agree with
the deadline--> handler receive the agreement --> commence to process..etc.
Can it be done by VBA coding or by Exchange server, since I don't have the
priviledge to touch the server, all I can do is doing the VBA coding in
user's machine, can I make it possible with VBA alone ??
 
 
 

Can outlook design a e.g. tasks approval process by using VBA alon

Post by Ken Slovak » Tue, 30 Sep 2008 22:18:22

It can be done with VBA code, but deploying VBA code to other machines is
not recommended as a deployment method. The best way to deploy code like
that is to use an Outlook COM addin. An alternative would be to use a custom
form for the workflow.

Check out www.outlookcode.com, where you can find examples of routed forms
that can be used for workflow and also examples and information on Outlook
COM addins.

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Ken Slovak
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