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Changes the folder from which the messages will be received.   


&DataType.ChangeFolder( [ FolderName ] )

Type Returned:

   Is the name of the folder from which the emails will be read. This is an optional parameter; if it is bypassed or left blank, a reference to the Inbox folder will be made.


Extended Data Types: MAPISession, OutlookSession
Generators: .NET, Java, Ruby (up to GeneXus X Evolution 3), Visual FoxPro (up to GeneXus X Evolution 3)


Rules for the Correct Definition of the Folder Names:

The notation is similar to the one used in DOS and UNIX to navigate directories, with some exceptions. The rules are usually the following:

  • The “.” character can be used to indicate the current folder.  
  • The  “..” string can be used to indicate a higher level folder.  
  • The “\” character can be used to indicate a sub-folder.  
  • The  “\” character can be used at the beginning of the name to indicate the root.  

If a simple name is specified, without “\” or “..”, it will refer to an Inbox sister folder. “*Inbox”, “*Outbox”, “*Sent Items”, “*Deleted Items” and “*Drafts” values will be used to indicate the folders that are usually called such names, even if their names are not exactly those. This is useful when a client is used in another language. For instance, in the Spanish version of Outlook, “*Inbox” will refer to the “Inbox” folder regardless of the name it has in Spanish.

If you have the following structure:

                           On Hold
                Sent Items
Public Folders
                All Public Folders

The following FolderName values are valid: 

  • “Pending”
  • “Pending\On Hold”
  • “\Mailbox\Pending”
  •  “\Public Folders\All Public Folders\General”
  • “*Inbox\Urgent”

If the folder currently chosen is Inbox\Urgent:

  • “..” (Selects Inbox)
  • “..\..\Pending\On Hold”

If the folder currently chosen is Inbox:

  • “.\Urgent”
Note: This method returns an error code, so it is possible to call it as a (&Err = &DataType.ChangeFolder(.....)) function.

See Also

Receive Method
Send Method
MAPISession Data Type
OutlookSession Data Type

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