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Email Letter to all Debtors

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  • Email Letter to all Debtors

    Hi There,

    I have prepared a letter to be sent to all customers. The letter has included all required addresses and email addresses (E_Mlf), and I am happy with that (Refer Attached Design and Result)

    I want to email these letters - I select 'File' from the toolbar and select 'send' (email) - pdf format.

    The 'Send an Email' box appears and waits for an email address to be entered into the 'To' address.

    How do I invoke the sending of these letters to their respective email addresses (which are part of the letter) ?

    I can probably do it by going down to X-Basic - but a feel there should be an easier way.

    Looking forward.
    Attached Files
    Dave Mac

    It's not so much what you don't know that gets you into trouble, but what you know for sure, that just ain't so. - Mark Twain.

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    Re: Email Letter to all Debtors

    There is no "easy" option for looping through a table and sending an email to all or a filtered subset of records.
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: Email Letter to all Debtors

      I have not been very impressed with the reporting capabilities in A5v10.5 WAS but there several third party report writers which work with dbf or sql files. Liveware Publishing offers pdfBurst which does what you want - I have not used it in a while but it is fast and efficient. You might also check fast-report for their reporting solutions offer better scalability for sql. I have abandoned A5W for most reporting due to slow performance and drill down limitations.

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      • #4
        Re: Email Letter to all Debtors

        that's dandy gdcorp but this has been posted on desktop and I don't believe this is referencing A5W. I just sent 958 emails with a loop script from within A5v10.5 desktop app without problems.
        Mike W
        __________________________
        "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"

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        • #5
          Re: Email Letter to all Debtors

          Mike W

          Sorry I usually only post on WAS as I have nearly stopped using the desktop (except very limited cases) as much of my applications must run on Android phones. The windows report writers I referenced work regardless of Alpha desktop or WAS. Each accesses the data directly.
          I agree that the loop script should work using the desktop but I still feel that the ability to generate detail/subdetail reports and multi-page reports with conditional graphics, barcodes, different page sizes for different pages in the report (ie envelope & letter) is handled much better in the third party apps.

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          • #6
            Re: Email Letter to all Debtors

            Hi Mike,
            I just sent 958 emails with a loop script from within A5v10.5 desktop app without problems.
            Would you mind sharing that script?

            Dave,
            but feel there should be an easier way
            Yes there is, purchase from Alpha, Report Mailer.
            Regards
            Keith Hubert
            Alpha Guild Member
            London.
            KHDB Management Systems
            Skype = keith.hubert


            For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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            • #7
              Re: Email Letter to all Debtors

              Alpha's report mailer came with my V8 deal so I tried it for automated batch sending account statements to customers. Didn't get it to do that. That was with first eyes on Alpha back then and I didnt even have the data in A5 to send. . .
              So I did it using MS Powershell scripting
              I should try now (with some tips) to do it in A5.
              Last edited by Ray in Capetown; 05-08-2011, 05:02 AM.

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                Re: Email Letter to all Debtors

                but I still feel that the ability to generate detail/subdetail reports and multi-page reports with conditional graphics, barcodes, different page sizes for different pages in the report (ie envelope & letter) is handled much better in the third party apps
                I took a look at the feature set and specs of the report generator you mentioned and they are very impressive. So was the price.

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                • #9
                  Re: Email Letter to all Debtors

                  Hi Ray,
                  I didnt even have the data in A5 to send
                  If there is no data then the report will not be generated.
                  Regards
                  Keith Hubert
                  Alpha Guild Member
                  London.
                  KHDB Management Systems
                  Skype = keith.hubert


                  For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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