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  • Help sending multiple confirmation emails with new Order

    In my scenario i have a read only grid, and a UX set to add/edit records into that grid. Backend is MariaDB.
    When editing a record all is well ( after submitting the ux is closed and im back in the grid).

    When entering a new record, i would like to save it to the db, close the ux, and popup a new ux that looks like:

    Order Number 1234567 successfully saved.
    [x] send customer confirmation form to [email protected]
    [x] send supplier request at [email protected]

    With two buttons, one to send everything as selected (then close) the other to close without sending.

    The customer confirmation form is a pdf report that is sent through email ( Mandrill )
    The send supplier request is a mail with no attachment with some specific fields from the newly entered record.

    With David's help, i can get the newly created OrderID and save it as a variable in the parent grid. This is then passed to the above UX that correctly displays that newly added OrderId. I need help with what to put in the button that sends, and should i bind the above selections+email addresses ( they all come from the new order ) to tables ( which i would like to avoid ) ?


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    Re: Help sending multiple confirmation emails with new Order

    you can write your own email send function to do those two emails.
    I am assuming that the report pdf is created using filter method based on the orderID.
    I send email confirmation to my rep using the following, take a look and modify to your needs.

    dim poID as n
    	poID = e._currentRowDataNew.ID
    	dim vFilter as c
    	vFilter = " =" + poID
    	dim filePO as c
    	filePO = "c:\A5Webroot\Reports\PurchaseOrder_"+poID+"_"+date_format(date(),"yyyMMdd")+"_"+time("0h0m")+".pdf"
    	dim vReport as c
    	vReport = report.saveAs("purchase_order@[claretPOS]\claretpos.alb","PDF",vFilter,"",filePO)
    	dim vEmailContact as c
    	vEmailContact = e._currentRowDataNew.VENDOR_CONTACT
    	dim vEmail as c
    	vEmail = e._currentRowDataNew.VENDOR_CONTACT_EMAIL
    	if a5_email_valid(vEmail) = .F.
    		emailPO = "alert('email address for the vendor missing or invalid!');"
    		goto emailError
    		end if
    	delete emailMsg
    dim emailMsg as p = vEmail
    emailMsg.from = "[email protected]"
    emailMsg.from_alias = "Govindan Gandhi"
    emailMsg.subject = "Purchase Order"
    emailMsg.message = "Please see the attached purchase order. Always use current vintage. And would you please send the notes on the items marked as notes needed."
    emailMsg.Attachments = filePO
    result = email_send2(emailMsg)
    if result = .T.
    	emailPO = "alert( 'The purchase order is emailed to " + vEmailContact +"@ "+ vEmail + "');"
    emailPO = "alert('email was not sent');"
    end if
    while this is from a grid, the same works well in a dialog.

    if the orderID is available in the parent grid why you need to have another dialog to popup? you can put a button in the grid itself that calls the email send function and passes the information. if they don't want to send they just don't click that button unless of course you need the freedom to send one or other or both emails then you will need the dialog.

    I do actually send email from a dialog to two recipients for gift card purposes, but I use dialog's own send email function and prepend with file information.
    Last edited by GGandhi; 05-19-2014, 07:44 AM.
    thanks for reading


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