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    How to filter outlook emails for a specific date

    I have the below macro which I use to download the email attachments from out with specific subject lines which are listed in an excel now i want to apply a filter on date .i.e. it should download the attachments from emails received on a specific date referred from a excel worksheet cell. I don't want to use a date range, I just want to define a specific date...

    Sub Downloademailattachementsfromexcellist()
    Dim olApp As Object
    Dim olNS As Object
    Dim olItem As Object
    Dim olRecip As Object
    Dim olShareInbox As Object
    Dim lRow As Integer
    Dim olAttach As Object
    Dim strPath As String
    Dim strName As String
    Dim xlSheet As Worksheet
    Dim iRow as Integer
    Dim MailRcvdDate As Date
    MailRcvdDate = Format(ThisWorkbook.Sheets("Email Download").Range("E2").Value, "mm/dd/yyyy")
        Set olApp = OutlookApp("outlook.application")
        Set olNS = olApp.GetNameSpace("MAPI")
        Set olShareInbox = olNS.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox).Folders(ThisWorkbook.Sheets("Email Download").Range("E2").Value)
        Set xlSheet = ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Email Download")
        strPath = "C:\HP" & xlSheet.Range("C1").value & ""
        If olShareInbox.Items.restrict("[UNREAD]=True").Count = 0 Then
            MsgBox ("No Unread mails")
            CreateFolders strPath    'ensure the save path is present
            For Each olItem In olShareInbox.Items.restrict("[UNREAD]=True")
                lRow = xlSheet.Range("A" & xlSheet.Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row    ' + 1
    lRow = xlSheet.Range("B" & xlSheet.Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row        
           For Each olItem In olShareInbox.Items.restrict("[SentOn]= '"& MailRcvdDate &"' ")
                For iRow = 1 To lRow    'declare the variable iRow as integer
                    'lRow = xlSheet.Range("A" & xlSheet.Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row    ' + 1
                    If InStr(1, olItem.Subject, xlSheet.Range("B" & iRow).value & "*") > 0 Then
                        If olItem.attachments.Count > 0 Then
                            For Each olAttach In olItem.attachments
                                strName = olAttach.FileName
                                olAttach.SaveAsFile strPath & strName
                                olItem.UnRead = False    
                           Next olAttach
                        End If
                        Exit For 'subject found so stop looking
                    End If
                Next iRow
            Next olItem
        End If
    End Sub

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    Dec 2004

    Re: How to filter outlook emails for a specific date

    I don't want to use a date range, I just want to define a specific date...
    you must use a date range for the day
    >MailRcvdDate and < MailRcvdDate + 1
    should cover all times during MailRcvdDate

    formatting the value assigned to mailrcvddate is pointless as a date variable contains a number (double), not a string, even though it appears as a date, but you must format the date in the restrict query to us date format

    an example from some code
    Set nm = msgs.Restrict("[ReceivedTime] >= '" & Format(CDate(msg.ReceivedTime), "mm/dd/yyyy hh:nn") & "'")
    this would work correctly for all dates from the date /time string from msg.receivedtime

    and also
        Set itms = itms.Restrict("[receivedtime] > '" & mydate & "' and [receivedtime] < '" & nxtday & "'")
    in this case nxtday is mydate + 1 and as the both month and day of mydate are 1 (only the year changed) there was no need to format the date
    Last edited by westconn1; Jun 14th, 2019 at 08:03 AM.
    i do my best to test code works before i post it, but sometimes am unable to do so for some reason, and usually say so if this is the case.
    Note code snippets posted are just that and do not include error handling that is required in real world applications, but avoid On Error Resume Next

    dim all variables as required as often i have done so elsewhere in my code but only posted the relevant part

    come back and mark your original post as resolved if your problem is fixed

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