Problem automating outlook with python
noah at noah.org
Sat Aug 24 06:15:05 CEST 2002
xWestler <NoThanks@^*^#*&%.com> wrote in message news:<MPG.17d038f36d7b3105989680 at news.newsguy.com>...
> I'm brand new to python and I thought I'd try to duplicate a VBScript
> I've been using to email documents using outlook.
> This code produces a COM exception at the point the attachment is added.
> here's the code:
> import win32com.client
> outlook = win32com.client.Dispatch("Outlook.Application")
> message = outlook.CreateItem(0)
> message.Recipients.Add("me at example.com")
> message.Subject = "Message from Python"
> message.Body = "Message Body Text"
> Here's the exception:
> com_error: (-2147352567, 'Exception occurred.', (4096, 'Microsoft
> Outlook', 'Cannot add the attachment; no data source was provided.',
> None, 0, -2147352567), None)
The problem is that you are using a lowercase "add". You want "Add".
The attachment line should read:
I don't know what the "add" method is, but apparently it is something --
just not the same thing as "Add" :-) I could not find "add" documented.
Probably it is inherited from somewhere.
Also, you want the raw style string r"...", otherwise the \ in c:\
will get treated as an escape character and might confuse things.
It's always good to use raw strings when working with Windows style path names.
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