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  • Email pdf report from mobile

    Hi

    How can I email a report as pdf from a mobile device?

    It works perfectly from a grid by using the xbasic function via mandrill, etc.

    Is there something different to consider when using mobile ux?

    It's a list box returning the ID of the report required - the same record source as the grid.

    Thanks

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    Re: Email pdf report from mobile

    As far as I know, there is not much different. Although there are slightly different methods in a grid vs a UX when setting variables but if you did it in a grid you can probably do it in a UX in a very short time. Personally, I think grids are very easy, but a UX and a list control gives you 300 times the options! Learn them, you will quickly see how much more you can do!
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    • #3
      Re: Email pdf report from mobile

      If I may ask, how did you get the pdf report to attach to the email? I'm trying to figure this out but can't figure out where you would specify the report?

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      • #4
        Re: Email pdf report from mobile

        Design your report and make sure it works as expected from a button in the grid.
        Insert a new button which opens the same report with the same sql filters, etc

        In the target window/DIV,Tabbed UI Pane or Panel section set the target to 'Xbasic'

        Name the Xbasic function whatever you wish. Click the builder icon (...) on this line and then click 'Show Funtion Prototype'

        Copy and paste this info into a new xbasic funtion in the Code section of the grid. Modify it accordingly - its not too difficult to work out what to change - eg from address, message content, etc.

        I've only had this working successfully with mandrill integration - you need to have this configured in web project settings. Also mandrill now require a subscription to use their service.

        Hope this helps
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        • #5
          Re: Email pdf report from mobile

          worked perfect! Thanks!

          How would you insert the customer's email address into the To field dynamically? I've tried a few different ways, but can't get it to work. The field is MainContactEmail.

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          • #6
            Re: Email pdf report from mobile

            And I got the same to work in a UX. Seems on my system though the Mandrill key is not recognized from the Project Properties. I had to enter it into the xbasic code.

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            • #7
              Re: Email pdf report from mobile

              I've got it working in a UX now as well - must have been typo or something...

              The way I got the email address to be dynamic was as follows:

              - Ensure the grid is based on an sql statement.
              - Select primary key to be the ID & the email address field (in your case MainContactEmail)
              - in the xbasic function, set the .send_to address = e._currentRowKeys[1]

              This method works quite well for me so far. This field can also be a comma seperated list of addresses if required.



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