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    send report by mail without opening the alpha five email client

    I would like to send a report by e-mail without opening the alpha five email client.

    Within action script I can select: report, archive layout, options, email as an attachment. Using this method I'm not able to select: don't open the alpha five e-mail client.

    Within action script I can also use: send an email message. Now I am able to select: don't open the alpha five e-mail client. Only now I don't know how to attach the report.

    Some assistance would be much appreciated.

    Re: send report by mail without opening the alpha five email client

    Only now I don't know how to attach the report
    The dialog for the send an e-mail message action script has a button and a field which allows you to specify attachments. If you want to have the attachments selected at the time the script is run you will have to convert it to xbasic and alter the parameters to refer to the attachment dynamically.

    The converted xbasic should look like

    EMAIL_SEND( "[email protected]","somesubject","somemessage","attachment(s)",.....)

    You just need to prepare the attachment name prior to this line and insert it.

    attchs = "D:\somedirectory\somereportname.pdf"
    EMAIL_SEND( "[email protected]","somesubject","somemessage",attchs,.....)
    There can be only one.


      Re: send report by mail without opening the alpha five email client

      If I understand correctly the report must be saved first before it can be sent as an attachment. You recently helped me with storing a report in it's own client directory. This means the attachment is constantly in a different client directory.

      I could make a separate (extra) directory where the email attachments are temporary stored but this doesn't feel like a clean solution and will maybe cause other problems? Is there an other way?

      I'm not sure if I missed something in your explanation but here is the script I'm using:


      tbl = table.current()
      number = alltrim(tbl.adm_nr)
      client = alltrim(tbl.client)
      base_path = "G:\clienten\\"
      dir_name = number+" "+client

      record_number = current_record_number()
      query.filter = "recno() = " + record_number
      query.order = ""

      report.saveas("brief bezwaar 1", "PDF", query.filter, "",base_path+dir_name+"\\"+"bezwaarschrift"+".pdf")

      'Send an e- mail message using the Alpha Five e-mail clilent.
      if is_object(topparent.this) then
      form_name =".this"
      form_name = ""
      end if
      Dim message_type as c
      message_type = ""
      _to_var = a5_eval_expression("=Adressen_Client->Adr_Email",local_variables())
      param_to = _to_var
      subject_var = a5_eval_expression("=Adm_Memo->M_Bz_Ow_1",local_variables())
      param_subject = subject_var
      param_cc = ""
      param_bcc = ""
      message_text = <<%a%
      test message
      param_message = message_text
      attachment_list = <<%a%
      G:\clienten\00001 mr. Smith\bezwaarschrift.pdf
      param_attachments = alltrim(attachment_list)
      'Send the e-mail message directly - do not open the Alpha Five e-mail client
      send_result = email_send(param_to,param_subject,param_message,param_attachments,param_cc,param_bcc,.t.,message_type)
      if send_result = 1 then
      ui_msg_box("Notice","E-mail message sent.",UI_INFORMATION_SYMBOL)
      ui_msg_box("Error","E-mail message was not sent.",UI_STOP_SYMBOL)
      end if


        Re: send report by mail without opening the alpha five email client

        Since you are using

        report.saveas("brief bezwaar 1", "PDF", query.filter, "",base_path+dir_name+"\\"+"bezwaarschrift"+".pdf")

        then later the attchments line can be

        attachment_list = base_path+dir_name+"\\"+"bezwaarschrift"+".pdf"
        There can be only one.


          Re: send report by mail without opening the alpha five email client

          This is really great! It works perfect. Thanks for your patience Stan!