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  • #16
    Re: How to email a report directly from grid

    Originally posted by CharlesParker View Post
    hmm, now I am really stumped and will go back over the process again. I cannot see where I am doing something different than you. I do have the latest build. Are you working in 11?
    I did reply to your pm and showed how I do it.
    have you had any chance to look at it?
    thanks for reading

    gandhi

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    • #17
      Re: How to email a report directly from grid

      Ok, so now I am sending an email now and the report name and path show up. I get the email with no attachment. The onchange event fires confirmed by the path and I have {session.fileName} as the attachment as per the function.
      So in short I am getting somewhere - I am sending an email (thank you for your help)
      thoughts on the attachment of the session variable not working?
      NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: http://www.nwcopro.com "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at all...now what was I saying?"

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      • #18
        Re: How to email a report directly from grid

        Yes I did Ghandi,
        Thank you - I am so close to getting this done as per Jinx method I didnt want to try and wrap my mind around understanding your variables and method. I was going to call you to discuss it but I have been swamped with work/phonecalls this morning as I am quietly modifying my app in the background while on the phone with customers, lol! Wow where does the time go in a day? So far I have skipped breakfast and lunch!
        NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: http://www.nwcopro.com "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at all...now what was I saying?"

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        • #19
          Re: How to email a report directly from grid

          All I can figure is it is a path alias issue.
          if the temp fields path contains a path starting with C:
          shouldn't it be https://www.mywebsite.com/folderwith...mp/report.pdf?
          NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: http://www.nwcopro.com "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at all...now what was I saying?"

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          • #20
            Re: How to email a report directly from grid

            Originally posted by CharlesParker View Post
            All I can figure is it is a path alias issue.
            if the temp fields path contains a path starting with C:
            shouldn't it be https://www.mywebsite.com/folderwith...mp/report.pdf?
            Yup, but during the debugging process it's going to show as being on your C: because you're running it locally.

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            • #21
              Re: How to email a report directly from grid

              no its returning that value live on the server (the C: path) which is a valid path but again it seems like it should start out as a web address right?
              NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: http://www.nwcopro.com "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at all...now what was I saying?"

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              • #22
                Re: How to email a report directly from grid

                Jinx,
                in your code
                dim reportName as C
                why do we dim this? I see no use...
                is reportName supposed to be the actual name of the report?

                Like I said earlier
                I can send the email and the path shows up in the field (as a c: path) and the div shows the working message.
                Only problem is I receive the email and no attachment
                I also have watched the temp folder and the report shows up and disappears.
                NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: http://www.nwcopro.com "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at all...now what was I saying?"

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                • #23
                  Re: How to email a report directly from grid

                  Hi Charles,

                  I'll admit up front that I skimmed over most of this post.
                  I've run into a problem similar to this, and the bottom line was simply that
                  the server needed a little extra time to prepare the report.

                  Have you tried watching the c:path to confirm the file you want to attach is there before the email is sent ?
                  Gregg
                  https://paiza.io is a great site to test and share sql code

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                  • #24
                    Re: How to email a report directly from grid

                    Yes, the c path is a temp folder on the server. When I click the button, I watched it and used jing to record it happening (it occurs quickly) the pdf and 2 temp files appear and then disappear! It is a solid 2 seconds before I see a message on my webpage that says the message was sent. When I check my email, the message is indeed sent, including the body of the email that says dear {username} (well my actual username is in it's place) so I know that the email is being sent from the record indeed. The only thing missing is the attachment. so I have been looking at the function to try and figure out what I am doing wrong.
                    I may just revert to the same build as jinx to see if it works in that build as is...
                    NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: http://www.nwcopro.com "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at all...now what was I saying?"

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                    • #25
                      Re: How to email a report directly from grid

                      I upgraded to the latest build yesterday and everything still works so far. I haven't republished the component though.

                      Yeah, you shouldn't have a problem with the file not existing with this method because the OnChange event in the field in the grid is fired by the xbasic (returned javascript) that created the report.

                      Charles. Can you upload a sample of your component? Possibly using the northwind db? Then we can really see what the problem is maybe.

                      P.S. What type of grid are you trying to do this from and are you using a detail view or not?

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                      • #26
                        Re: How to email a report directly from grid

                        Originally posted by CharlesParker View Post
                        Jinx,
                        in your code
                        dim reportName as C
                        why do we dim this? I see no use...
                        is reportName supposed to be the actual name of the report?
                        That might have been some orphaned code. I don't remember. It's been a while since I wrote it. These days I've pretty much given up on Alpha being a supposedly "nearly no custom code required solution" and I use a crap load of custom code to do just about everything. Including sending emails. I'll admit though that things have been getting a little better and more powerful with the latest versions.

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                        • #27
                          Re: How to email a report directly from grid

                          Update. It's the new(er) build I think. It's screwing up adding attachments. My stuff isn't working anymore.

                          It does as you described for me as well. I didn't notice it because it wasn't throwing an error. However, in another area I'm using custom code and that IS throwing an error. The report isn't in the file folder long enough for it to be attached to anything. It goes away before the email can pick it up.

                          I get an error in my custom coded attempt to add an attachment:
                          Fatal error executing ajax callback:.....Type 'Atachment' could not be created. Could not find file.... blah blah blah.

                          Ugh!

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                          • #28
                            Re: How to email a report directly from grid

                            Just an update, Ghandi was kind enough to take a first hand look at my setup. At this point we have everything working except one thing. The attachment of the file is still not working. The path seems to be an issue as it is a temporary file folder on my server outside of the webroot that shows up in the field for reportname.
                            I found this in some prevoious release notes:(located here: http://downloads.alphasoftware.com/A...easenotes.html)


                            Web Applications - Downloading Files - Temp Folder - Web Project Properties - The Web Project Properties dialog allows you to specify a list of folders from which files can be downloaded. Because support for session folders will be dropped in V12, we have started changing internal code in Alpha Five (such as the Export Chart feature in the Dialog component) to use the Windows temp folder for temporary files that are generated for download, rather than the session folder. As a result of this change, attempting to export a Chart would fail if you had specified a list of allowed download folders in your Project Properties. This was because the list of authorized folders did not include the Windows temp folder. Now, files in the Windows temp folder are authorized for download.


                            so in his V11 his path references a session folder but in mine it is a temp folder.

                            I also created a new report, tried it and that gives me the same response.
                            Not sure whats wrong...especially if it is working for the rest of you.

                            What can I put in the attachment area to test that this functions and it's a report issue? Can I just put a path to an image there and test that?
                            NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: http://www.nwcopro.com "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at all...now what was I saying?"

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                            • #29
                              Re: How to email a report directly from grid

                              lol we posted at about the same time
                              NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: http://www.nwcopro.com "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at all...now what was I saying?"

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                              • #30
                                Re: How to email a report directly from grid

                                I wonder if I should just delete the list of specified allowed folders...I actually added in the temp folder and that didnt work, nor did allowing access to that folder on the server
                                NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: http://www.nwcopro.com "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at all...now what was I saying?"

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