OSE: How to List the Subject of a Discussion in an Office Document

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In Microsoft Office, the Microsoft Office Server Extensions (OSE) library allows you to programmatically control objects in Discussions and DiscussionServers collections. You can use the Subject property of the Discussion object to return the title of discussions in a document that is hosted on a Web server extended with Microsoft Office 2000 Server Extensions.


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NOTE: You must add a reference to the OSE Object model. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start the Visual Basic Editor (VBE) by pressing ALT+F11 from within one of the Office programs.
  2. On the Tools menu, click References.
  3. In the Available References list box, select the Microsoft Office Server Extensions 1.0 Object Library check box.
  4. Click OK.

Sub ListSubjects()

'setup variables
Dim dscDiscussions As Discussions
Dim dscDiscussionItem As Discussion
Dim strURLPath As String, strFileName As String, strThreads As String
Dim intCurT As Integer

'initialize counter and strings to identify server and document on server
intCurT = 1
'<OSEWebServerName> is the name of the Discussion Server _  
   where the document is stored.
strURLPath = "http://<OSEWebServerName>/"
'<DocumentName> is the name of the document.
strFileName = "<DocumentName>"

'open the discussions on the server
Set dscDiscussions = OpenDiscussions(strURLPath & strFileName)

'loop through each discussion thread on server
For Each dscDiscussionItem In dscDiscussions
    strThreads = strThreads & "Discussion " & intCurT & " : " & _
        dscDiscussionItem.Subject & Chr(10)
    intCurT = intCurT + 1
Next dscDiscussionItem

'display a message box with count of discussions and their _
respective titles
MsgBox "Number of Discussions on " & strFileName & ": " & _
    dscDiscussions.Count & Chr(10) & Chr(10) & strThreads
End Sub


Article ID: 247573 - Last Review: February 21, 2007 - Revision: 4.3
  • Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Server Extensions
  • Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 Standard Edition
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