Business Contact Object

Business Contact Object

Office 2007
The Business Contact object represents an individual within a company or organization.

Version Information
 Version Added:  Outlook 2007


Business Contact Manager with Outlook


Business Contact records organize information about Business Contacts. A Business Contact can exist as a standalone record, or as a record nested within an Account object. You can add an Opportunity, Business Project, or communication history items—Appointment, Business Note, E-Mail Message, File, Phone Log, and Task—to a Business Contact record. You cannot programmatically copy Outlook contacts into Business Contact Manager for Outlook.

By using the Outlook object model, you can programmatically:

  • Create a new Business Contact.
  • Select an existing Business Contact.
  • Edit Business Contact properties.
  • Link or unlink Business Contacts to an Account.
  • Delete a Business Contact.

The Business Contacts folder contains Business Contact records.


The following C# and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) examples show how to create a new object instance of type IPM.Contact.BCM.Contact.


Outlook.ContactItem newContact = (Outlook.ContactItem)accounts.Items.Add("IPM.Contact.BCM.Contact");
Visual Basic for Applications

Set newContact = bcmContactsFldr.Items.Add("IPM.Contact.BCM.Contact")

User Properties (Business Contact Manager only)

Active, Area of Interest, Created By, CreationTime, Do Not Call, Do Not E-Mail, Do Not Fax, Do Not Send Letter, LastModificationTime, Lead, Modified By, Parent Entity EntryID, ParentDisplayName, Payment Status, Preferred Method of Contact, Rating, Referred Entry Id, Source of Lead

Parent Objects

ContactItem Object

For more information, see the Outlook 2007 Developer Reference by going to the MSDN Office Developer Center Web site.

See Also

About Communication History Items | Create a Business Contact | Select a Business Contact | Edit a Business Contact | Delete a Business Contact

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