How to Link Microsoft Access to Outlook Calendar

Access and Outlook are both included with the Microsoft Office software suite, and you can easily link data between the two programs. For example, you may have an Access database that contains records relating to meetings or other events that you want to show up on your Outlook Calendar. Through Outlook, you can link the Access database to your Outlook calendar and have the records show up when you browse upcoming events.

Launch Microsoft Outlook on your PC computer.

Open the "File" menu at the top of the window and choose "Import and Export."

Choose the "Import from another program or file" option and click "Next."

Highlight "Microsoft Access" from the list of file types and click "Next."

Press the "Browse" button and then double-click on the Access file that you want to link to Outlook.

Press the "Next" button, choose "Calendar" from the list of folders and then press "Next" again.

Hit the "OK" button to import the data and link the Access file to your Outlook calendar.

Things You'll Need

  • PC running Windows XP or later
  • Microsoft Office 2003 or later
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Bennett Gavrish is an I.T. professional who has been writing about computers, electronics and the Web since 2004. His work has appeared in the "Nashua Telegraph" and the "Daily Free Press" and on numerous websites. Gavrish received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Boston University.