Outlook 2016 Attachment SaveAsFile Exception

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Outlook 2016 Attachment SaveAsFile Exception
Calling SaveAsFile on a mail attachment raises an exception. 
Eugen Wiest




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Joined: 2016-07-27
Hello,

when calling the SaveAsFile method on a mail attachment, an exception with the following message is thrown: "Falscher Variablentyp" (en: ~ incorrect variable type)

This problem only occurs under Outlook 2016. Under Outlook 2013 the attachment could be saved.

EMail.Attachments(i).SaveAsFile('C:\Users\<my-user-name>\AppData\Roaming\MyCompany\MyApp\MyFolder\' + EMail.Attachments(i).FileName);


Best regards,

Stefan Beer
Posted 27 Jul, 2016 03:16:36 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Joined: 2006-05-11
Hello Stefan,

I suppose the problem relates to the Email variable or to some other part of the statement, not to saving the attachment. I suggest that you split the statement introducing temp variables to keep the intermediate results and debug this code fragment to find the source of the error.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 27 Jul, 2016 04:06:34 Top
ratio




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Joined: 2016-07-27
Introducing variables indeed solved the problem:


...

var
  Attachment: OleVariant;
  TempPath: string;

...

  Attachment := EMail.Attachments(i);
  TempPath := <MY-FOLDER-PATH> + Attachment.FileName;
  Attachment.SaveAsFile(TempPath);

...


I don't understand why it solves the problem, but ok...

Thank you!
Posted 27 Jul, 2016 04:54:18 Top
Andrei Smolin


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You are welcome!

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 27 Jul, 2016 06:25:31 Top