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  • Question

  • Need you help.  We use Office 365, 2016 version.  I have a shared calendar for each of our vehicles and have created a Master category list with various colors assigned. We use these calendars to reflect deliveries/pickups assigned at given vehicles and the master categories/color indicated the type (e.g. equipment, supplies, pickup, deliveries, ...).  These all work fine except for our newest employee. 

    I have shared the calendars with him and according to other post have "Upgraded to Color Categories...".  However, he does not see the master category list.  In the calendar he only see the default six color categories and can not edit these.  However, for his inbox he can edit the categories and has all 25 colors available.  What he changes in his inbox is not reflected in his calendar.  The image below is from a calendar item from his Outlook that someone else updated.  (This is the second and third categories, it does not effect his color, as color is null, but he can see our category names.  I have scoured pages  of post and can not find how to fix this, can anyone help?

    Thanks in advance for any assistance.  Is there any good links that shows a good way to code these in VBA?

    Thanks Brian

    Thursday, August 10, 2017 11:33 PM

Answers

  • Thanks for the assistance, but I found the issue.  It appears that on my personnel calendar I did not have Justin as an Editor.  Once I change him to Editor and "Upgrade to Color Categories..." again the problem has been resolved.
    • Marked as answer by BrianSir Thursday, August 17, 2017 7:50 PM
    Thursday, August 17, 2017 7:50 PM

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  • The master category list is stored as a hidden (associated) message in the Calendar folder - you can see it in OutlookSpy: go to the Calendar folder, click IMAPIFolder button, go to the "Associated Contents" tab, select the message with PR_MESSAGE_CLASS == "IPM.Configuration.CategoryList", double click. In the IMessage window, select the PR_ROAMING_XMLSTREAM property.

    Until that list is updated, the user will only see the default categories. You can update the list either manually or programmatically. In OOM, you can access that hidden message using MAPIFolder.GetStorage, then read and set the property using StorageItem.PropertyAccessor. If using Redemption is an option, it exposes the RDOCategories collection. The following Redemption script will add a category to the store currently selected in Outlook:

    set vSession = CreateObject("Redemption.RDOSession")
    vSession.MAPIOBJECT = Application.Session.MAPIOBJECT
    set vStore = vSession.GetStoreFromID(Application.ActiveExplorer.CurrentFolder.StoreID)
    set vCategories = vStore.Categories
    set vCategory = vCategories.Add("Test Category", olCategoryColorPeach)


    Dmitry Streblechenko (MVP)
    http://www.dimastr.com/redemption
    Redemption - what the Outlook
    Object Model should have been
    Version 5.5 is now available!



    Friday, August 11, 2017 8:49 PM
  • Dmitry,

    Cool utility. I can get myself in trouble if not careful.

    I tried editing Justin's PR-ROAMING_XMLSTREAM, with no change.  He still only sees the default colors and the titles do not show on his pc.  Below is the data from both Outlooks.

    I am not sure what I am missing.  I was able to add a new category and color to my calendar, using your OutlookSpy editor, and it worked fine and was available.

    Any additional advise would be gratefully appreciated.

    My categories that work correctly.
    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <categories default="Complete" lastSavedSession="17" lastSavedTime="2017-04-18T23:46:52.305" xmlns="CategoryList.xsd">
     <category name="Complete" color="10" keyboardShortcut="0" usageCount="27" lastTimeUsedNotes="2012-04-01T04:49:37.129" lastTimeUsedJournal="2012-04-01T04:49:37.129" lastTimeUsedContacts="2012-04-01T04:49:37.129" lastTimeUsedTasks="2012-04-01T04:49:37.129" lastTimeUsedCalendar="2017-04-18T16:27:22.293" lastTimeUsedMail="2012-04-28T16:32:23.416" lastTimeUsed="2017-04-18T16:27:22.293" lastSessionUsed="18" guid="{052FFC9E-EAC6-4B45-BC97-B17B457F391A}"/>
     <category name="Business" color="23" keyboardShortcut="0" usageCount="8" lastTimeUsedNotes="2012-04-01T04:49:37.129" lastTimeUsedJournal="2012-04-01T04:49:37.129" lastTimeUsedContacts="2012-04-01T04:49:37.129" lastTimeUsedTasks="2012-05-02T22:55:40.849" lastTimeUsedCalendar="2014-08-28T16:45:49.653" lastTimeUsedMail="2012-04-01T04:49:37.129" lastTimeUsed="2016-05-27T21:58:36.408" lastSessionUsed="12" guid="{A7A7BC98-B193-4F25-A72C-4ABEB2052A28}"/>
     <category name="Transport - In Transit Back" color="11" keyboardShortcut="0" usageCount="0" lastTimeUsedNotes="2012-05-03T20:25:35.034" lastTimeUsedJournal="2012-05-03T20:25:35.034" lastTimeUsedContacts="2012-05-03T20:25:35.034" lastTimeUsedTasks="2012-05-03T20:25:35.034" lastTimeUsedCalendar="2012-05-03T20:26:17.148" lastTimeUsedMail="2012-05-03T20:25:35.034" lastTimeUsed="2012-05-03T20:26:17.148" lastSessionUsed="0" guid="{1EEB6430-582E-48EE-B3DF-6A104F8CB2F5}"/>
     <category name="Transport - In Transit To" color="21" keyboardShortcut="0" usageCount="4" lastTimeUsedNotes="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedJournal="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedContacts="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedTasks="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedCalendar="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedMail="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsed="2016-04-27T19:26:46.764" lastSessionUsed="14" guid="{22F1CD30-6257-4691-BDE4-D257798B40C6}"/>
     <category name="Transport - Ready for Pick up" color="7" keyboardShortcut="0" usageCount="7" lastTimeUsedNotes="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedJournal="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedContacts="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedTasks="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedCalendar="2016-05-09T21:57:12.191" lastTimeUsedMail="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsed="2016-05-09T21:57:12.191" lastSessionUsed="15" guid="{8BB9EFA0-1678-4B86-95F8-D85B74064C69}"/>
     <category name="Sick/Off/Personel" color="24" keyboardShortcut="0" usageCount="0" lastTimeUsedNotes="2012-05-11T20:41:29.855" lastTimeUsedJournal="2012-05-11T20:41:29.855" lastTimeUsedContacts="2012-05-11T20:41:29.855" lastTimeUsedTasks="2012-05-11T20:41:29.855" lastTimeUsedCalendar="2012-05-11T20:41:38.996" lastTimeUsedMail="2012-05-11T20:41:29.855" lastTimeUsed="2012-05-11T20:41:38.996" lastSessionUsed="0" guid="{5B1BDCD4-E8A3-4E0A-B78E-490A202F6106}"/>
     <category name="Transport - Waiting" color="9" keyboardShortcut="0" usageCount="3" lastTimeUsedNotes="2012-04-01T04:49:37.129" lastTimeUsedJournal="2012-04-01T04:49:37.129" lastTimeUsedContacts="2012-04-01T04:49:37.129" lastTimeUsedTasks="2012-04-01T04:49:37.129" lastTimeUsedCalendar="2012-05-24T00:18:56.677" lastTimeUsedMail="2012-04-01T04:49:37.129" lastTimeUsed="2012-05-24T00:18:56.677" lastSessionUsed="8" guid="{327D31F3-B394-4D7B-AA54-09DAEDF3AFEE}"/>
     <category name="Transport - Booked" color="5" keyboardShortcut="0" usageCount="23" lastTimeUsedNotes="2012-05-03T20:25:14.732" lastTimeUsedJournal="2012-05-03T20:25:14.732" lastTimeUsedContacts="2012-05-03T20:25:14.732" lastTimeUsedTasks="2012-05-03T20:25:14.732" lastTimeUsedCalendar="2017-01-21T00:10:55.422" lastTimeUsedMail="2012-05-03T20:25:14.732" lastTimeUsed="2017-01-21T00:10:55.422" lastSessionUsed="18" guid="{1B747BFE-FCCC-4EF1-8D09-8D25FC873E1B}"/>
     <category name="Supply - Pick up" color="1" keyboardShortcut="0" usageCount="0" lastTimeUsedNotes="2012-05-11T20:45:05.618" lastTimeUsedJournal="2012-05-11T20:45:05.618" lastTimeUsedContacts="2012-05-11T20:45:05.618" lastTimeUsedTasks="2012-05-11T20:45:05.618" lastTimeUsedCalendar="2013-07-18T23:06:21.135" lastTimeUsedMail="2012-05-11T20:45:05.618" lastTimeUsed="2013-07-18T23:06:21.135" lastSessionUsed="11" guid="{0EA44194-D715-42F1-AC21-8AA1721DC2A5}"/>
     <category name="DME - Delivery" color="3" keyboardShortcut="0" usageCount="8" lastTimeUsedNotes="2012-05-11T20:40:30.006" lastTimeUsedJournal="2012-05-11T20:40:30.006" lastTimeUsedContacts="2012-05-11T20:40:30.006" lastTimeUsedTasks="2012-05-11T20:40:30.006" lastTimeUsedCalendar="2017-04-18T16:27:19.730" lastTimeUsedMail="2013-07-18T22:11:40.294" lastTimeUsed="2017-04-18T16:27:19.730" lastSessionUsed="18" guid="{7CB2C6D0-91C2-4DE7-B963-7A17875EE72A}"/>
     <category name="Supply - Delivery" color="4" keyboardShortcut="0" usageCount="1" lastTimeUsedNotes="2012-05-11T20:45:27.256" lastTimeUsedJournal="2012-05-11T20:45:27.256" lastTimeUsedContacts="2012-05-11T20:45:27.256" lastTimeUsedTasks="2012-05-11T20:45:27.256" lastTimeUsedCalendar="2016-05-09T19:03:43.233" lastTimeUsedMail="2012-05-11T20:45:27.256" lastTimeUsed="2016-05-09T19:03:43.233" lastSessionUsed="15" guid="{6C9A7E44-A29C-4440-8A02-F4FD166D85CB}"/>
     <category name="Transport - Not Ready When Scheduled" color="1" keyboardShortcut="0" usageCount="4" lastTimeUsedNotes="2012-04-01T04:49:37.129" lastTimeUsedJournal="2012-04-01T04:49:37.129" lastTimeUsedContacts="2012-04-01T04:49:37.129" lastTimeUsedTasks="2012-04-01T04:49:37.129" lastTimeUsedCalendar="2012-07-30T17:36:58.552" lastTimeUsedMail="2012-04-28T15:55:06.019" lastTimeUsed="2012-07-30T17:36:58.552" lastSessionUsed="7" guid="{BB92ECC2-15D2-4EC7-825F-BA338FF51DCB}"/>
     <category name="DME - PickUp" color="0" keyboardShortcut="0" usageCount="7" lastTimeUsedNotes="2012-04-01T04:49:37.129" lastTimeUsedJournal="2012-04-01T04:49:37.129" lastTimeUsedContacts="2012-04-01T04:49:37.129" lastTimeUsedTasks="2012-04-01T04:49:37.129" lastTimeUsedCalendar="2017-04-18T16:25:13.028" lastTimeUsedMail="2015-02-09T17:49:45.255" lastTimeUsed="2017-04-18T16:25:13.028" lastSessionUsed="18" guid="{0727156A-B270-4CE9-9A66-7024CD962E9C}"/>
     <category name="DME - Swap" color="2" keyboardShortcut="0" usageCount="1" lastTimeUsedNotes="2012-05-11T20:42:38.261" lastTimeUsedJournal="2012-05-11T20:42:38.261" lastTimeUsedContacts="2012-05-11T20:42:38.261" lastTimeUsedTasks="2012-05-11T20:42:38.261" lastTimeUsedCalendar="2017-01-20T18:02:52.631" lastTimeUsedMail="2012-05-11T20:42:38.261" lastTimeUsed="2017-01-20T18:02:52.631" lastSessionUsed="18" guid="{3C04C994-FA2E-458E-9A1B-D90205718DE9}"/>
     <category name="Transport - PENDING" color="24" keyboardShortcut="0" usageCount="6" lastTimeUsedNotes="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedJournal="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedContacts="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedTasks="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedCalendar="2016-05-09T23:39:41.615" lastTimeUsedMail="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsed="2016-05-09T23:39:41.615" lastSessionUsed="15" guid="{8A8D2FEF-FF03-4625-B0FB-48E2876DDF0A}"/>
     <category name="Transport - Special Notes/Handling" color="23" keyboardShortcut="0" usageCount="6" lastTimeUsedNotes="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedJournal="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedContacts="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedTasks="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedCalendar="2016-05-27T21:58:36.471" lastTimeUsedMail="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsed="2016-05-27T21:58:36.471" lastSessionUsed="16" guid="{499FABA8-36A7-4CE1-9FFA-98B17AB051B4}"/>
     <category name="Transport - Cancelled/Dry Run" color="15" keyboardShortcut="0" usageCount="19" lastTimeUsedNotes="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedJournal="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedContacts="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedTasks="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedCalendar="2017-01-20T23:29:34.349" lastTimeUsedMail="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsed="2017-01-20T23:29:34.349" lastSessionUsed="18" guid="{8EEEA2E1-A00E-4498-A523-4F85931A48AD}"/>
     <category usageCount="6" lastSessionUsed="18" name="Hospice" color="9" keyboardShortcut="0" lastTimeUsedNotes="2016-08-16T02:35:26.276" lastTimeUsedJournal="2016-08-16T02:35:26.276" lastTimeUsedContacts="2016-08-16T02:35:26.276" lastTimeUsedTasks="2016-08-16T02:35:26.276" lastTimeUsedCalendar="2017-01-21T02:48:25.869" lastTimeUsedMail="2016-08-16T02:35:26.276" lastTimeUsed="2017-01-21T02:48:25.869" guid="{B6A17B27-71EA-4D9C-AA28-4E94E5651FA0}"/>
     <category usageCount="0" lastSessionUsed="0" renameOnFirstUse="1" name="LWMS" color="9" keyboardShortcut="0" lastTimeUsedNotes="2016-10-30T01:23:08.741" lastTimeUsedJournal="2016-10-30T01:23:08.741" lastTimeUsedContacts="2016-10-30T01:23:08.741" lastTimeUsedTasks="2016-10-30T01:23:08.741" lastTimeUsedCalendar="2016-10-30T01:23:08.741" lastTimeUsedMail="2016-10-30T01:23:08.741" lastTimeUsed="2016-10-30T01:23:08.741" guid="{59414333-A313-4713-8B8D-AE22B4ACBBDE}"/>
    </categories>

    Justins categories - I edit his list to include other colors beyond the defualt 9 - the names he has does not show and he only see the 9 defualt colors.
     
    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <categories default="Complete"lastSavedSession="1" lastSavedTime="2017-08-16T01:41:53.985" xmlns="CategoryList.xsd">
     <category name="DME - PickUp" color="0" keyboardShortcut="0" usageCount="5" lastTimeUsedNotes="2017-06-14T19:33:27.866" lastTimeUsedJournal="2017-06-14T19:33:27.866" lastTimeUsedContacts="2017-06-14T19:33:27.866" lastTimeUsedTasks="2017-06-14T19:33:27.866" lastTimeUsedCalendar="2017-06-14T19:33:27.866" lastTimeUsedMail="2017-06-14T19:33:27.866" lastTimeUsed="2017-06-14T19:33:27.866" lastSessionUsed="1" guid="{8936989F-9211-40FA-B224-685001F040D8}"/>
     <category name="Supply - Pick Up" color="1" keyboardShortcut="0" usageCount="5" lastTimeUsedNotes="2017-06-14T19:33:27.866" lastTimeUsedJournal="2017-06-14T19:33:27.866" lastTimeUsedContacts="2017-06-14T19:33:27.866" lastTimeUsedTasks="2017-06-14T19:33:27.866" lastTimeUsedCalendar="2017-06-14T19:33:27.866" lastTimeUsedMail="2017-06-14T19:33:27.866" lastTimeUsed="2017-06-14T22:45:08.502" lastSessionUsed="1" guid="{FD0FDE56-26EB-4E70-B7C5-B850560DEE02}"/>
     <category name="Complete" color="10" keyboardShortcut="0" usageCount="5" lastTimeUsedNotes="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedJournal="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedContacts="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedTasks="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedCalendar="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedMail="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsed="2017-06-14T22:45:08.502" lastSessionUsed="1" guid="{21A3DBB5-B5C0-4823-B05B-466D9B611C2A}"/>
     <category name="DME - Delivery" color="3" keyboardShortcut="0" usageCount="5" lastTimeUsedNotes="2017-06-14T19:33:27.866" lastTimeUsedJournal="2017-06-14T19:33:27.866" lastTimeUsedContacts="2017-06-14T19:33:27.866" lastTimeUsedTasks="2017-06-14T19:33:27.866" lastTimeUsedCalendar="2017-06-14T19:33:27.866" lastTimeUsedMail="2017-06-14T19:33:27.866" lastTimeUsed="2017-06-14T22:51:48.880" lastSessionUsed="1" guid="{E8F02BA9-D01D-4B9C-AA97-F6FC546474AA}"/>
     <category name="Transport - Booked" color="5" keyboardShortcut="0" usageCount="5" lastTimeUsedNotes="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedJournal="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedContacts="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedTasks="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedCalendar="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedMail="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsed="2017-06-14T22:51:48.880" lastSessionUsed="1" guid="{6EF56C8D-72D0-49A8-8B65-F51416FBC52F}"/>
     <category name="DME Swap" color="2" keyboardShortcut="0" usageCount="5" lastTimeUsedNotes="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedJournal="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedContacts="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedTasks="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedCalendar="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsedMail="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000" lastTimeUsed="2017-06-14T22:51:48.880" lastSessionUsed="1" guid="{E0F2080E-788C-4A2B-A61E-982C6E3E4812}"/>
    .<category name="Business" color="23"/>...<category name="Complete" color="10"/>..</categories>

    Justins HEX version of the above.

    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    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 2:28 AM
  • Hello Brian,

    You could follow Dmitry's suggestion to access the master category list programmatically. However, according to your previous thread, I think the issue is not related to Outlook object model or programming. This forum is for development issues when using Outlook object model or programming, if you could not do it manually, i suggest you fix it firstly. I suggest you focus on that thread or post an new thread on the following forum.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/home?forum=outlook

    Regards,

    Celeste



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    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 8:21 AM
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  • Thanks for the assistance, but I found the issue.  It appears that on my personnel calendar I did not have Justin as an Editor.  Once I change him to Editor and "Upgrade to Color Categories..." again the problem has been resolved.
    • Marked as answer by BrianSir Thursday, August 17, 2017 7:50 PM
    Thursday, August 17, 2017 7:50 PM