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Re: [Orgmode] Import outlook appointments meetings into Org Mode ... com

From: Carsten Dominik
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Import outlook appointments meetings into Org Mode ... coming soon, but need help.
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 10:18:38 +0200

On Apr 8, 2009, at 6:45 PM, Jonathan Arkell wrote:


I am working on some code to import Outlook appointments into org- mode. It will use the Wsh Repl (http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs-en/WshRepl ) to talk to the Windows Scripting Host to connect to outlook to retrieve the meetings.

So far it is going well, but I have a question:

I plan on storing the outlook meeting entry IDs in the created tasks inside of org, this way I can be sure not to re-create any previously imported meetings. Is this best stored as a property? Is there already an established ID property I can use? (FYI, the outlook EntryID is a 140 (!) digit hex number.)

Org handles an ID property which can be an arbitrary string, but it must be unique.
So you could directly use these.

- Carsten

P.S. Why they felt compelled to make an ID 140 hex digits is beyond me.
16^140 is 3773962424821541352241554580988268890916921220416440428376206300245624162392148852086126725177658767541468375030763844899770584629924792632561434251432696043649395326976 which is about 4 times 10^168, which is 100 million times the number of particles in the universe squared, so 100 million times the number of possible particle-particle pairings across the entire universe. Only very blown-up egos will think they'll ever get this many emails or tasks. Even though, I know some who might be thinking just that.... :-)

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