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  • Email Button on a Web Page

    How do i put a button on one of my a5w web pages that will a email a report. On the desktop i can create the script, not sure how to utilise that into a button on my web application. Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Email Button on a Web Page

    First you save the report the way you would with any other report on the web.

    Then look at smtp_send() and it's related functions for the email code. Just attach the report.

    With a bit of Searching on this board, I'll bet you'll find some examples.
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    • #3
      Re: Email Button on a Web Page

      Originally posted by akmackenzie View Post
      How do i put a button on one of my a5w web pages that will a email a report. On the desktop i can create the script, not sure how to utilise that into a button on my web application. Thanks
      Search the help files or the sample web app pages in the sample & tutorial databases in Alpha5 - there are several examples of web dialogs and a5w pages that do just that...

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      • #4
        Re: Email Button on a Web Page

        Thanks for your replies, iv got something on the go, however every time i push the button it comes up with this error:

        MAPI Error - One or more unspecified errors occured. No message was sent.
        (MAPI_E_FAILURE)

        I presume it has something to do with my email settings, i checked and everything seems ok, iv set it to use the inbuilt alphafive emailer, it was working before when i first used the email client a while back (using these same settings)

        Any help is appreciated

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        • #5
          Re: Email Button on a Web Page

          The built-in Alpha email client does not exist in a web application. You might show the exact code you are using.
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          • #6
            Re: Email Button on a Web Page

            I initially put a button on the actual report which when clicked would send it as an attachment, but soon scraped that idea, so i have now created a dialog to send the attached report. I am trying to use the email_stmp_close as Steve suggested, i think im way of with this code tho:


            If CurrentForm.Controls.RadioButton = "1" then

            DIM ps as P
            DIM pm as P
            pm.from = "[email protected]"
            pm.from_alias = "Andrew Mackenzie"
            pm.subject = "New Requisition Order"
            pm.message = "Please see attached a new requisition order to be processed"
            pm.attachments = <<%str%
            "INSERT REPORT LOCATION HERE"
            %str%
            'optional header fields
            pm.lRelated = .F.
            ' send message
            IF email_smtp_open(ps, "mail.alphasoftware.com")
            email_smtp_send(pm, ps)
            END IF
            Email_smtp_close(ps)
            end if


            Thanks Again

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            • #7
              Re: Email Button on a Web Page

              Looks OK to me...

              As long as the report has been created first, of course!

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              • #8
                Re: Email Button on a Web Page

                Originally posted by NoeticCC View Post
                Looks OK to me...

                As long as the report has been created first, of course!
                Well thats what i thought, but when i press submit on the dialog, i dont get the email with the attachment.

                I think it might have something to do with this line maybe:

                IF email_smtp_open(ps, "mail.alphasoftware.com")

                Or maybe the codes in the wrong area, its in the aftervalidate event...

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                • #9
                  Re: Email Button on a Web Page

                  Originally posted by akmackenzie View Post
                  I think it might have something to do with this line maybe:

                  IF email_smtp_open(ps, "mail.alphasoftware.com")
                  Hm yes, you will need to use the address of YOUR SMTP server not the alphasoftware one (unless you have an account there!)...

                  Plus most need a port (default 25), username & password too...

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                  • #10
                    Re: Email Button on a Web Page

                    Ye thought so thanks,

                    So one last question...how do i substitute the (mail.alphasoftware.com) for my address, im using mozilla thunderbird, is it the SMTP (outgoing) address then where do i insert username password etc into the code

                    thanks

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                    • #11
                      Re: Email Button on a Web Page

                      Originally posted by akmackenzie View Post
                      Ye thought so thanks,

                      So one last question...how do i substitute the (mail.alphasoftware.com) for my address, im using mozilla thunderbird, is it the SMTP (outgoing) address then where do i insert username password etc into the code

                      thanks
                      It's the outgoing one..

                      it's email_smtp_open(ps,smtp_server_out,25,user,password)

                      (If 25 if the port you use)

                      For debugging it might help to put the following after email_smtp_close(ps)

                      file.from_property("C:/a5Data/PATH_YOU_WANT/pm.txt",pm)

                      Any errors with sending etc. will show up in there - alternatively copy the code into the code editor and use showvar(pm) to view the contents...
                      Your email client doesn't matter.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Email Button on a Web Page

                        Thanks Andrea
                        hate to dwell on this but heres my code now

                        If CurrentForm.Controls.RadioButton = "1" then

                        DIM ps as P
                        DIM pm as P
                        pm.from = "[email protected]"
                        pm.from_alias = "Andrew Mackenzie"
                        pm.subject = "New Requisition Order"
                        pm.message = "Please see attached a new requisition order to be processed"
                        pm.attachments = <<%str%
                        "C:\Documents and Settings\Andrew3\My Documents\My Pictures\Electroflow E.jpg"
                        %str%
                        'optional header fields
                        pm.lRelated = .F.
                        ' send message
                        IF email_smtp_open(ps, 'my outgoing smtp address' , 25, andrewmackenzie, 'my password')
                        email_smtp_send(pm, ps)
                        END IF
                        Email_smtp_close(ps)
                        end if

                        (using the jpg as an example)

                        The errors i keep getting are 'variables not found' such as

                        Variable 'my password' not found or variable andrewmackenzie not found
                        Last edited by akmackenzie; 08-11-2008, 09:03 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Email Button on a Web Page

                          Originally posted by akmackenzie View Post

                          The errors i keep getting are 'variables not found' such as

                          Variable 'my password not found' or variable andrewmackenzie not found
                          you need to put any strings (words) in " for it to work, otherwise it thinks it's the name of a variable...

                          Also try just getting the email to work WITHOUT an attachment... might be easier than trying to do it all in one go

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                          • #14
                            Re: Email Button on a Web Page

                            Ok tried with no attachment and with " around the strings, now the error im getting is

                            Errors in: event.AfterValidate code:
                            Variable is of different type

                            Which variable?

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                            • #15
                              Re: Email Button on a Web Page

                              Originally posted by akmackenzie View Post
                              Ok tried with no attachment and with " around the strings, now the error im getting is

                              Errors in: event.AfterValidate code:
                              Variable is of different type

                              Which variable?
                              I hate that error message!!! ;)

                              Can you paste the full code as it stands please?

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