VBA - working with Outlook videos | Excel VBA Part 29.13 - DASL Filters in Outlook

Posted by Andrew Gould on 03 June 2019

This video explains how to filter items in Outlook using DASL filter syntax. You'll learn how to reference schema names and property names and how to write filters for a variety of Outlook item properties. You'll learn how to use wildcards and the Like operator to compare strings, how to filter the body text of an email and how to use date filter macros to return items within date periods. In the last part of the video you'll learn a technique for converting local dates and times into UTC dates and times to ensure that your date filters work correctly.

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Making a  video bigger

You can increase the size of your video to make it fill the screen like this:

View full screen

Play your video (the icons shown won't appear until you do), then click on the full screen icon which appears as shown at its bottom right-hand corner.


When you've finished viewing a video in full screen mode, just press the Esc key to return to normal view.

Improving the quality of a video

To improve the quality of a video, first click on the Settings icon:

Settings icon

Make sure you're playing your video so that the icons shown appear, then click on this gear icon at the bottom right-hand corner.


Choose to change the video quality:

Video quality

Click on Quality as shown to bring up the submenu.


The higher the number you choose, the better will be your video quality (but the slower the connection speed):

Connection speed

Don't choose the HD option unless you have a fast enough connection speed to support it!


Is your Wise Owl speaking too slowly (or too quickly)?  You can also use the Settings menu above to change your playback speed.

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