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  • Email AfterUpdateRecords Problem


    I have read numerous threads and I am still having a problem. I have been working on this for a few hours.

    I have an a5w page with a grid in add mode allowing people to report a safety hazard. The page works fine, it updates to the linked table and I can get an email using email_send when a new record is added.

    The problem is that I would like the reported information included in the email I receive.

    My fields are (User is not required to enter data in each):

    Safetyr_idf (Auto increment ID)
    Safetyr_typef (Selected with drop down)
    Safetyr_commentf (Free text)
    Safetyr_contactf (Free text)
    Safetyr_phonef (Free text)
    Safetyr_emailf (Free text)

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Also, is there any way to send a confirmation to the user if they entered their email or possible to the screen?


  • #2
    Re: Email AfterUpdateRecords Problem

    Here is what I ended up with. Is there a better (more concise) way?

    Thanks...Any input would be greatly appreciated.


    function AfterUpdateRecords as v (Args as P, PageVariables as P)

    with PageVariables

    'row 1

    if eval_valid("Args.DataSubmitted.R1.Dept_Idf") = .T.

    dim Dept_Id as C

    Dept_Id = Args.DataSubmitted.R1.Dept_Idf

    if Dept_Id <> "" then


    end if

    'Row 2

    if eval_valid("Args.DataSubmitted.R1.Safetyr_Typef") = .T.

    dim Safetyr_Type as C

    Safetyr_Type = Args.DataSubmitted.R1.Safetyr_Typef

    if Safetyr_Type <> "" then


    end if

    'Row 3

    if eval_valid("Args.DataSubmitted.R1.Safetyr_Commentf") = .T.

    dim Safetyr_Comment as C

    Safetyr_Comment = Args.DataSubmitted.R1.Safetyr_Commentf

    if Safetyr_Comment <> "" then


    end if

    'Row 4

    if eval_valid("Args.DataSubmitted.R1.Safetyr_Locationf") = .T.

    dim Safetyr_Location as C

    Safetyr_Location = Args.DataSubmitted.R1.Safetyr_Locationf

    if Safetyr_Location <> "" then


    end if

    dim message as C


    dim pm as P
    dim ps as P

    if (email_smtp_open(ps, "", 587, "myusername", "mypassord" ,"TLS")) then = "mypersonalinformation" = "mypersonalinformation"
    pm.from = "mypersonalinformation"
    pm.subject = "A new safety hazard has been reported"
    pm.message = message
    email_smtp_send(pm, ps)
    end if

    end if
    end if
    end if
    end if
    end with
    end function


    • #3
      Re: Email AfterUpdateRecords Problem

      For situations like this where I wish to update a table, send some or all inputted information to me AND also send a duplicate to the person completing the form (or anyone for that matter), I use a dialog not a grid. The dialog's AfterValidate section gives you a lot of control.

      You don't seem to have a lot of fields here so constructing your dialog should not take a lot of time. Then in the AfterValidate, perhaps do something like this:

      dim e_to as c
      dim e_body as c
      dim e_subj as c
      e_to = youremailaddress
      e_bcc = anotheremailaddress
      e_subj = CurrentForm.Controls.subject.value
      e_body = "Hello" + crlf()
      e_body = e_body + "Here is the information just entered." + crlf(2)
      e_body = e_body + CurrentForm.Controls.Safetyr_idf.value + crlf()
      e_body = e_body + CurrentForm.Controls.Safetyr_typef.value + crlf()
      e_body = e_body + CurrentForm.Controls.Safetyr_commentf.value + crlf()
      e_body = e_body + CurrentForm.Controls.Safetyr_contactf.value + crlf()
      e_body = e_body + CurrentForm.Controls.Safetyr_phonef.value + crlf()
      e_body = e_body + CurrentForm.Controls.Safetyr_emailf.value + crlf()

      If you are entering a new record when the user keys in the information, you may want to have something like this also in the AfterValidate:

      dim tbl as p"[pathalias.adb_path]\your table name")
      tbl.enter_begin(.T.) OR tbl.change_begin() ........ (if changing data in a table)
      tbl.Safetyr_idf = CurrentForm.Controls.Safetyr_idf.value
      tbl.Safetyr_typef = CurrentForm.Controls.Safetyr_typef.value
      tbl.Safetyr_commentf = CurrentForm.Controls.Safetyr_commentf.value
      tbl.Safetyr_contactf = CurrentForm.Controls.Safetyr_contactf.value
      tbl.Safetyr_phonef = CurrentForm.Controls.Safetyr_phonef.value
      tbl.Safetyr_emailf = CurrentForm.Controls.Satetyr_emailf.value
      tbl.enter_end(.T.) OR tbl.change_end(.T.)
      Last edited by EricN; 11-30-2008, 10:06 PM.

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      • #4
        Re: Email AfterUpdateRecords Problem

        Thanks Eric...this is very much appreciated. I will play around with using Dialogs.



        • #5
          Re: Email AfterUpdateRecords Problem

          Here is what I ended up with...It works GREAT...Thanks Eric!

          t ="[pathalias.abd_path]\t_safetyrequest_safetyr")

          dim e_to as c
          dim e_cc as c
          dim e_body as c
          dim e_subject as c

          e_subject="New "+CurrentForm.Controls.Safetyr_Type.value+" Issue Reported"
          e_body="Thank you for reporting this issue "+CurrentForm.Controls.Safetyr_Contact.value+""+crlf()
          e_body=e_body+"Here is a copy of the information you entered."+crlf(2)
          e_body=e_body+"Department Number: "+CurrentForm.Controls.Dept_idf.value+crlf()
          e_body=e_body+"Hazard Type: "+CurrentForm.Controls.Safetyr_Type.value+crlf()
          e_body=e_body+"Hazard Description: "+CurrentForm.Controls.Safetyr_Category.value+crlf()
          e_body=e_body+"Specific Location: "+CurrentForm.Controls.Safetyr_Location.value+crlf()
          e_body=e_body+"Comments: "+CurrentForm.Controls.Safetyr_Comment.value+crlf()
          e_body=e_body+"Your Name: "+CurrentForm.Controls.Safetyr_Contact.value+crlf()
          e_body=e_body+"Your Phone Number: "+CurrentForm.Controls.Safetyr_Phone.value+crlf()
          e_body=e_body+"Your Email Address: "+CurrentForm.Controls.Safetyr_Email.value+crlf()

          CurrentForm.RedirectTarget = "dashboard.htm"


          This is the resulting email:

          Thank you for reporting this issue John Doe.
          Here is a copy of the information you entered.

          Department Number: 000002
          Hazard Type: Fire and Life Safety
          Hazard Description: Storage within 18" of sprinkler head
          Specific Location: Storage Room
          Comments: There are boxes stored on top shelf
          Your Name: John Doe
          Your Phone Number: 9255551212
          Your Email Address: email address entered by user

          One more question. I would like to assign a value stored in another table to the e_to parameter. Is there a way for me to call up another table and retrieve a value from a specific field?


          • #6
            Re: Email AfterUpdateRecords Problem

            So you want to pull an email address from another table to this outgoing email?

            To "pull" a value from another location, you may want to try something like this: alltrim(lookupc("F",alltrim(session.__protected__userid),"alltrim(Email)","[pathalias.adb_path]\users","userid"))

            Go into the help files and search for "lookup" Here you will see some examples.

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