How to Quickly Remove the Reminders for the Weekend Occurrences of a Recurring Outlook Appointment

After you schedule a recurring appointment in your Outlook calendar, if you want to remove the reminders of the occurrences falling on weekends, you can utilize the method introduced in this article.

Do you have any recurring appointments in your Outlook calendar? For instance, you have scheduled a recurring appointment occurring every 4 days. In this case, some occurrences of this appointment would fall on weekends. At this point, the reminders of these weekend occurrences may be useless for you. Therefore, you would like to remove their reminders. Focusing on this requirement, here we will introduce an effective and convenient way.

Quickly Remove the Reminders for the Weekend Occurrences of a Recurring Outlook Appointment

Remove the Reminders for the Weekend Occurrences of a Recurring Appointment

  1. At the very outset, launch Outlook application.
  2. Then, turn to Outlook VBA editor via “Alt + F11” keys.
  3. Next, put the following VBA code into a project or module.
Sub RemoveRemindersOfWeekendOccurrencesOfRecurringAppointments()
    Dim objAppointment As Outlook.AppointmentItem
    Dim objCalendar As Outlook.Folder
    Dim objCalendarItems As Outlook.Items
    Dim objRecurrencePattern As RecurrencePattern
    Dim dStartDate, dEndDate As Date
    Dim dCurrentDate, dActualTime As Date
    Dim strFilter As String
    Dim objFoundAppointment As Outlook.AppointmentItem
    Dim objOccurrence As Outlook.AppointmentItem
    Set objAppointment = Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection.Item(1)
    Set objCalendar = Application.Session.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderCalendar)
    Set objCalendarItems = objCalendar.Items
    objCalendarItems.Sort "[Start]", False
    objCalendarItems.IncludeRecurrences = True
    Set objRecurrencePattern = objAppointment.GetRecurrencePattern
    dStartDate = Format(objRecurrencePattern.PatternStartDate, "MM/DD/YYYY")
    dEndDate = Format(objRecurrencePattern.PatternEndDate, "MM/DD/YYYY")
    dCurrentDate = dStartDate
    Do Until dCurrentDate >= dEndDate
       If Weekday(dCurrentDate) = vbSaturday Or Weekday(dCurrentDate) = vbSunday Then
          dActualTime = dCurrentDate & " " & objRecurrencePattern.StartTime
          dActualTime = Format(dActualTime, "ddddd hh:mm:ss AMPM")
          strFilter = "[Start] <= " & Chr(34) & dCurrentDate & " 11:59 PM" & Chr(34) & " AND [End] > " & Chr(34) & dCurrentDate & " 00:00 AM" & Chr(34) & " AND [Subject] = " & Chr(34) & objAppointment.Subject & Chr(34)
          Set objFoundAppointment = objCalendarItems.Find(strFilter)
          If Not objFoundAppointment Is Nothing Then
             'Get the occurrence on weekends
             Set objOccurrence = objRecurrencePattern.GetOccurrence(dActualTime)
             'Remove the reminders
             With objOccurrence
                 .Subject = "(C)" & objAppointment.Subject
                 .ReminderSet = False
             End With
           End If
       End If
       dCurrentDate = DateAdd("d", 1, dCurrentDate)
End Sub

VBA Code - Remove the Reminders from Weekend Occurrences of a Recurring Appointment

  1. After that, you can close the window.
  2. Subsequently, follow the steps shown in the article “How to Run VBA Code in Your Outlook” to add this macro to Quick Access Toolbar.
  3. Eventually, run this macro now.
  • First off, select one occurrence of the recurring appointment.
  • Next, click the macro button in Quick Access Toolbar.Run Macro on Selected Appointment
  • After the macro completes, the reminders of the occurrences scheduled on weekends will be removed. Also, the subjects will be changed on basis of the code, like the following screenshot:Removed Reminders

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