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    Rather than opening a PDF of a report in a window I would like to save it on the server for later attachment to an email.
    How would I achieve this.

  • #2
    Re: Save PDF to file


    You can do this by running an ajax callback and using the saveAs() function. Put a button on a row or on a UX component and use action javascript, select ajax callback. Give a name for your xbasic function and then create a prototype, copy and paste to the xbasic function window. Insert code to get the column value an, set a path where to save the file and then use an email function to send it. Below is a code example to use within the xbasic

    ' The vFileNum and vEOP variables would be populated from data in the row using variable = e.datasubmitted.control

    dim vPath as c
    vPath = "C:\Documents\\"+alltrim(vFileNum)
    vPath = vPath +"\Medical Bills\\" +alltrim(str(vEOP))

    If A5_IS_PATH_VALID(vPath)= .f. then
    end if

    vPath = vPath +fn+remspecial(dtoc(date()))+".pdf"

    dim vFilter as c = ""
    vFilter = "bill_code ="+vEOP
    report.SaveAs("[email protected][PathAlias.ADB_Path]\comp_bill.set","PDF",vFilter,"",vPath,.f.)

    'then use an email function to send an email and assign vPath as the attachment


    • #3
      Re: Save PDF to file

      Below is my attempt, I have the report name right and am trying to print the record for the current one open in the ux matched on the quoteno field in the table & the ux. unfortunately its not working I suspect it maybe something in my path or filter. Can you spot my error(s)? thanks

      function yourquotationpdf()

      'The vFileNum and vEOP variables would be populated from data in the row using variable = e.datasubmitted.control

      dim vPath as c
      vPath = chr(92)+chr(92)+"MR-2K8-APPS\web\A5Webroot\PDF\Your Quotation"

      'If A5_IS_PATH_VALID(vPath)= .f. then
      'end if

      vPath = vPath+chr(92)+"Your Quotation "+ut(quoteno)+".pdf"

      dim vFilter as c = ""
      vFilter = "quoteno = "+{QUOTENO}

      report.SaveAs("[email protected][PathAlias.ADB_Path]\osaq.set","PDF",vFilter,"",vPath,.f.)

      end function


      • #4
        Re: Save PDF to file

        Do I need to use
        In the filter?


        • #5
          Re: Save PDF to file

          Attached is a screenshot of the action javascript ajax callback. Note that the function is listed without the paremeters (i.e. no parentheses). However, when you create the function you must include the parameter 'e as p'. So it will look like "function YourQuotationpdf as c (e as p)" As the component is run, the values of the controls are available from the 'e' object. I also attach a txt file with recommendations as to coding the xbasic. I would suggest running the debugger when testing especially to verify that the path is resolving correctly.

          Good luck!

          John AjaxCallbackFunction.txtajax callback.png


          • #6
            Re: Save PDF to file

            Thanks John
            Heres my working function with a pdf merge added & all working fine

            function YourQuotationpdf as c (e as p)
            'assumes quoteno is a character - string value

            dim vQuoteNo as c
            vQuoteNo = e._currentRowDataNew.quoteno

            dim vPath as c
            vPath = chr(92)+chr(92)+"MR-2K8-APPS\web\a5webroot\pdf\your quotation\\"

            'if a5_is_path_valid(vpath)=.f. then
            ' dir_create_recurse(vPath)
            'end if

            vPath = vPath+ "Your Quotation "+UT(vQuoteNo)+".pdf"

            dim vFilter as c
            vFilter = "quoteno="+s_quote(vQuoteNo) 'if the value is a string, it must be in quotes.

            letter.SaveAs("[email protected][PathAlias.ADB_Path]\osaq.set","pdf",vFilter,"",vPath,.f.)

            pdf_merge(vpath,""+chr(92)+chr(92)+"MR-2K8-APPS\web\A5Webroot\PDF\MR Stationery\MR bordered.pdf","",.t.,.t.)

            'YourQuotationpdf = "[optional]javascript commands to be executed in the Browser."
            end function