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  • Addressing Emails

    When our application presents the user with a Browse... which includes an email address field... we want to provide the user a way to initiate the creation of an email message, pre-addressed, to the email addresses they are viewing on the Browse.

    Ideally, the email addresses would be "stuffed" into the "blind cc:" field and the "to:" field would be filled with the user's own email address. That way, everyone's email address will be kept private and everyone will not know who else received the email.

    How best might we accomplish this; 1) if they are using the Alpha email client and 2) if they are set to use their own email client?

    Thanks
    "all things should be as simple as possible... but no simpler"

    Mike

  • #2
    Re: Addressing Emails

    Perhaps if I rephrase the question, I will provoke more response :-)

    How best might one "gather up" the values of a field being displayed on a Browse? For example:

    1) Assume the user has filtered a Browse to display 20 records that they have an interest in.

    2) Assume that each row being displayed contains a field named "eMail," and that field contains an email address.

    Now, assuming that I have a toolbar button labeled "eMail;" what XBASIC code should I associate with that button which will gather the email addresses presented in the current Browse, into a single text field with commas in between each address, so that the code may then send an email addressed to those addresses?

    Thanks...
    "all things should be as simple as possible... but no simpler"

    Mike

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    • #3
      Re: Addressing Emails

      Michael,
      I've just started playing around with the email stuff. This seems?? to work.
      Code:
      dim t as p
      dim vList as c
      dim recs as n
      
      t = table.current()
      browse1.Fetch_First()
      recs = browse1.Records_Get()
      
      for i = 1 TO recs
      	if t.is_marked() then
      	    vList = vList+alltrim(t.email_1)+","
      	end if
      	browse1.Fetch_Next()
      next
      
      email_client("[email protected]","","THis is just a TEST.","","","=vList")
      I haven't done extensive work with it, though. I was just marking a couple of records in the browse to see if I could get it to send to the ones marked. You can just create a list (comma separated) of all the ones in your filtered browse. I was also putting the list in the BCC field. Also, at least one email address has to go in the To: field.
      Ernie

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      • #4
        Re: Addressing Emails

        Thanks Ernie!

        I have been trying something similar, with no luck... I'll give your's a try.
        "all things should be as simple as possible... but no simpler"

        Mike

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        • #5
          Re: Addressing Emails

          You might also look at

          CURRENT_HIGHLIGHTED_RECORDS()


          Useful only if the user can hilight the records, of course.
          There can be only one.

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          • #6
            Re: Addressing Emails

            you might want to look at this thread. There are examples in this thread that might well be what you are looking for.

            http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/al...ighlight=email
            Mike W
            __________________________
            "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"

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            • #7
              Re: Addressing Emails

              Originally posted by enstorms View Post
              Michael,
              I've just started playing around with the email stuff. This seems?? to work.
              Code:
              dim t as p
              dim vList as c
              dim recs as n
              
              t = table.current()
              browse1.Fetch_First()
              recs = browse1.Records_Get()
              
              for i = 1 TO recs
              	if t.is_marked() then
              	    vList = vList+alltrim(t.email_1)+","
              	end if
              	browse1.Fetch_Next()
              next
              
              email_client("[email protected]","","THis is just a TEST.","","","=vList")
              I haven't done extensive work with it, though. I was just marking a couple of records in the browse to see if I could get it to send to the ones marked. You can just create a list (comma separated) of all the ones in your filtered browse. I was also putting the list in the BCC field. Also, at least one email address has to go in the To: field.
              Ernie
              No luck... it's like the fetch does not move the record pointer... same problem we have been having. Using your code, we end up with vList containing the same address as many times as the loop is executed... very weird.
              "all things should be as simple as possible... but no simpler"

              Mike

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              • #8
                Re: Addressing Emails

                Ernie's code should work, but needs a little something. With it, I get a recorded added to the table because it fetches beyond the last record. also there is an additional comma in the line that might cause issues. So...

                Code:
                dim t as p
                dim vList as c
                dim recs as n
                
                t = table.current()
                browse1.fetch_first()
                recs = browse1.records_get()
                
                for i = 1 to recs
                	if t.is_marked() then
                	    vList = vList+alltrim(t.email_1)
                	end if
                	if i <recs
                		vList = vlist + ","
                		browse1.fetch_next()
                	end if
                next
                
                msgbox(vlist)
                Mike W
                __________________________
                "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"

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                • #9
                  Re: Addressing Emails

                  Originally posted by michaelwpayton View Post
                  No luck... it's like the fetch does not move the record pointer... same problem we have been having. Using your code, we end up with vList containing the same address as many times as the loop is executed... very weird.
                  Just a guess but you would not happen to have a restriction on navigation in the form or the browse would you?
                  Tim Kiebert
                  Eagle Creek Citrus
                  A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Addressing Emails

                    This may also work
                    Code:
                    tb = browse1.table_get()
                    vlist = tb.record_content_get("alltrim(eMail)","",browse1.filter_get())
                    vlist = crlf_to_comma(vlist)
                    msgbox(vlist)
                    Tim Kiebert
                    Eagle Creek Citrus
                    A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Addressing Emails

                      Thanks Tim... that works great!
                      "all things should be as simple as possible... but no simpler"

                      Mike

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