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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:03 pm 
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SimplyPats, Sending PAT Testing Retest Events to MS Outlook (tm) with Multiple profiles.

With SimplyPats you can send PAT Test retest dates from your data files to Microsoft Outlook (tm) so that they appear in the Microsoft Outlook Calendar and you can be warned at a pre determined time that your or your clients Pat Testing is due for re testing.

We have had a SimplyPats customer that wanted to run more than one calendar and email address on his pc. basically one for his personal information and one for his business.

It is possible in outlook to create more than one profile. Having created two profiles for your outlook, you are then prompted when outlook starts as to which profile you woould like outlook to use. In the case of the customer above, he could create two profiles, one called "work" and one called "home".

When using SimplyPats sending re test events to Microsoft Outlook will normally be sent to the single default profile created when Outlook is installed. In the case of our customer where he wants to run two profiles, one for work and one for home it is therefore essential that SimplyPats sends the Pat Testing reminders to the Work Calendar only.

Having had a look at the code we have written in SimplyPats to send the events to the Outlook calendar, it would be possible for us to store a setting within the program to tell SimplyPats which profile to write to.

Hopefully this will ensure that you can run multiple outlook calendars using profiles and SimplyPats will only talk to that calendar you wish it to.

If separate email accoutns are set up for each profile, SimplyPats would use the relevant account when emailing data or pat testing reports from SimplyPats.

This code is still being tested and will be included in the next upgrade if there are no knock on effects of including it.

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