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Sending Grouped Emails

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  • Sending Grouped Emails

    Hi all. Here's my dilemma..... I need to send an email with an attachment to different people. I have the query all set up and that part is no problem. What I'm not sure about, is how to tell A5 to send it to each person. There will be different records contained within the attachment that were pulled from the query. I read the earlier post "Send Email For a Group Report", which seemed spot on until I completely read it. In one of the replies, Stan had mentioned that "the loop needs to build a comma separated list of email addresses". I assume, that I need to code that to happen. Would it be better to tell it to append to a different table or to a separate comma delimited file? And, where exactly would the "tbl.fetch_next" command go? I've never dealt with emailing directly from A5, although I experimented yesterday and got it to send to my personal email, the problem was it created an email for each record instead of grouping them. I tried several different things, but could not get it to "break" on either the email addresses or a field I have labeled "Server". Also, I'm not sure whether I should use "email_send()" or "email_send2()". I sure could use some direction here guys. Hope this is clear enough for you guys to decipher....lol.

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    Re: Sending Grouped Emails

    Got some help from another User.... Thanks so much to MIke.....

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      Re: Sending Grouped Emails

      Please share your resolution!
      Robin

      Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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        Re: Sending Grouped Emails

        It was a loop, as suggested.

        1. Getting a list of emails of document service people using table.external_content_get() with a filter for incomplete cases within a date range.
        2. Looping through the list with the iteration capturing the email, adding the email to the above filter to filter the table to records specific to a person, writing the records to a temp table that a report was made against, and email the report to the email address.

        Scott just had a small hump to get over that I helped push him through.
        Mike W
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        "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"

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