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  • Passing a Pointer Dot Variable to another variable

    I would think this would be easy but I have been trying for hours with no luck.

    What I am wanting to do is get the value for "sendusing" for an email profile.

    As you can see, I can get the value in pEmail.sendusing but I cannot read the results out or pass the results to another variable.
    Code:
    DIM pEmail as P
    dim vc_send_using as c
    ?EMAIL_PROFILE_LOAD("default",pEmail)
    vc_send_using = pEmail.sendusing
    ?pEmail.sendusing
    = sendusing = "A5"
    
    ?vc_send_using
    = ""
    Anyone have a clue how to get the result into a variable or read it directly?

    I need to use it to do something like this
    Code:
    if vc_send_using = "A5" then
    email_client(param_to,param_subject,param_message,param_attachments,param_cc,param_bcc,.t.,message_type)
     else
    email_client_external(param_to,param_subject,param_message) 
    end if

  • #2
    Re: Passing a Pointer Dot Variable to another variable

    Got it although it seems like a long round about way to do it. But it works.

    Code:
    'Send SMS Text message to customer
    dim activeprofile as c
    dim pEmail as P
    dim vc_send_using as c
    dim message_type as c
    dim cell_num as c
    dim smsservice as c
    activeprofile = EMAIL_GET_ACTIVE()
    EMAIL_PROFILE_LOAD(activeprofile,pEmail)
    filter = "vc_send_using = pEmail.sendusing"
    vc_send_using = replace_variables_in_string(filter,pEmail.sendusing,"pEmail",.f.)
    cell_num = alltrim(wo_header->Cellphone)
    smsservice = alltrim(Var->smspath) 
    message_type = ""
    param_to = cell_num+smsservice
    param_subject = "Your Order "+vc_sms_pass
    param_cc = ""
    param_bcc = ""
    parma_message = "160 characters Max"
    attachment_list = ""
    param_attachments = alltrim(attachment_list)
    if vc_send_using = "vc_send_using = A5" then
    email_client(param_to,param_subject,param_message,param_attachments,param_cc,param_bcc,.t.,message_type,"","Send Text Message")
     else
    email_client_external(param_to,param_subject,param_message) 
    end if

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    • #3
      Re: Passing a Pointer Dot Variable to another variable

      Preston, looking at the doc and via debug it appears to me that sendusing is a pointer variable, not type C. I've not used the functionality, but

      Code:
      ?pemail.sendusing.sendusing
      = "Default"
      might save you a few lines of code.

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      • #4
        Re: Passing a Pointer Dot Variable to another variable

        Originally posted by WokingJon View Post
        Preston, looking at the doc and via debug it appears to me that sendusing is a pointer variable, not type C. I've not used the functionality, but

        Code:
        ?pemail.sendusing.sendusing
        = "Default"
        might save you a few lines of code.
        Yes sendusing is a pointer variable with a type c result.

        Code:
        dim pEmail as P
        ?EMAIL_PROFILE_LOAD("Default",pemail)
        = .T.
        ?pEmail
        = attach_path = "[exe_folder]\attachments"
        check_interval = 10
        client_alias = "Preston"
        client_hostname = "mail.mysite.com"
        client_identity = "preston@mysite.com"
        client_password = "Password"
        client_username = "admin@mysite.com"
        formatted_send_option = 4
        inbox = "C:\Users\ShopCal\AppData\Roaming\Alpha Software\Alpha Five Version 11\a_email.dbf"
        mail_hostname = "mail.mysite.com"
        mark_read = .T.
        name = "Default"
        nSMTPAuthSelection = 2
        outbox = "C:\Users\ShopCal\AppData\Roaming\Alpha Software\Alpha Five Version 11\a_email.dbf"
        pop_first = .F.
        pop_port = 110
        POPSecureConnectionType = "No"
        receive_autodelete = .F.
        receive_limit = -1
        +sendusing.
        smtp_password = "Password"
        smtp_port = 25
        smtp_username = "admin@mysite.com"
        SMTPSecureConnectionType = "No"
        TimeoutSeconds = 5
        xmailer = ""
        If there is a value stored in the registry for the key sendusing under the profile you are looking at it will display with this
        Code:
        ?pemail.sendusing
        = sendusing = "A5"
        Problem is, it is not a direct easy pull to get or read that result into a xbasic script. I found you must use the replace_variables_in_string() function to get the actual result into a variable.
        Code:
        vc_send_using = replace_variables_in_string(filter,pEmail.sendusing,"pEmail",.f.)
        ?vc_send_using = "vc_send_using = A5"

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        • #5
          Re: Passing a Pointer Dot Variable to another variable

          I don't think Jon's point was clear.

          pEmail is a pointer variable with some elements having values and some elements themselves being sublevel pointer variables.

          vc_send_using = pEmail.sendusing

          fails because vc_send_using is a character variable and pEmail.sendusing is a pointer variable.

          pemail.sendusing.sendusing is a sublevel property with a character type of the pEmail.sendusing pointer variable.

          vc_send_using = pemail.sendusing.sendusing

          should work.
          There can be only one.

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          • #6
            Re: Passing a Pointer Dot Variable to another variable

            Originally posted by Stan Mathews View Post

            vc_send_using = pemail.sendusing.sendusing

            should work.
            And it does. The result is now.
            Code:
            ?vc_send_using
            = "A5"
            Which is what I need.

            Thanks Jon and Stan.

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            • #7
              Re: Passing a Pointer Dot Variable to another variable

              Preston,
              once you have the pointer pemail defined, shouldn't ?pemail in the IW give you all its properties like it does for other poiners? I'm curious...
              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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              • #8
                Re: Passing a Pointer Dot Variable to another variable

                Yes ?pemail give you its properties to all the pointers. The issue was getting the value of the sendusing pointer into another variable.

                It took

                vc_send_using = replace_variables_in_string(filter,pEmail.sendusing,"pEmail",.f.)
                ?vc_send_using
                = "vc_send_using = A5"

                or

                vc_send_using = pemail.sendusing.sendusing
                ?vc_send_using
                = "A5"

                The later is what Stan suggested and gives a cleaner result.

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