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  • Help with emails from A5v4

    Hi all!

    I have been trying to configure the code below to actually open a new addressed email to clients from my client database.

    I found this code on the Learning Alpha Five site and everything seems to go ok except for one thing. When I hit the enter key to send the email all that happens is that Outlook Express 5 (i run Win 2000) opens and just sists there.

    Does anyone know what the actual command for opening a new email and filling in the address is?

    Here is what I am using at present;

    if this.active()="email" then
    if a_user.key.value="{enter}" then
    if email.text="" then
    end
    end if
    if a_user.key.event="down" then
    a_user.key.handled=.t.
    command="H:Program FilesOutlook Expressmsimn.exe mailto:+email.text?Subject=Subscription"
    sys_shell(command)
    end if
    end if
    end if

    I have tried moving just about every connotation I can think of with no success, any help would really be appreciated.

    thanks in advance
    Greg

  • #2
    RE: Help with emails from A5v4

    Thomas,
    If you have a54.5 build 266 you can use somethimg like this:
    sys_open("mailto:" + "[email protected]")
    John

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    • #3
      RE: Help with emails from A5v4

      John,

      I've been searching for information on emails and came across your thread from some time ago. Trouble is, it's not complete, so I can't follow what is going on here.

      Your correct. The code sys_open("mailto:"+ "[email protected]") works, but as it is, it just brings up my Outlook screen, which is looking for input.

      I need a bit more. I'd like a standard email to be sent to a user once a job is marked as completed in A5. It needs to run in the background or silently. Can you help give any more direction on this?

      Thanks.

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      • #4
        RE: Help with emails from A5v4

        in version 5 there is a function:

        email_client()

        that brings up your email client (or the built in a5 v5 client) and fills in specified values in all of the email fields.

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        • #5
          RE: Help with emails from A5v4

          Sorry and I appreciate the thought, but I'm not there yet. I can't use the beta version yet at my site, until it's fully released. Need to solve this in Ver 4.

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          • #6
            RE: Help with emails from A5v4

            Charles.
            As Selwyn has noted, there are excellent functions to email in a5v5 that include the ability to have attachments. It's probably worth the wait.
            If you are in a desparate hurry, do a search on "zaleski email". There is an old thread where I discussed how to include text ect in the email. There is a byte size limit on what you can do and it's tricky and unreliable to try to have your email client automatically send it. Wait if you can.
            John

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            • #7
              RE: Help with emails from A5v4

              OK - Here's the answer! It's only good for Ver 4 as Selwyn notes, but it may help some people out there...

              The questions is, how to email from within A5. The code to do this is as follows:

              ###########################
              The following steps take items from the dbf and hold them as values to be used later. Use your own values here:
              ###########################
              vemail = email.value
              vformnum = formnum.value
              vsdate = dtoc(sdate.value)
              vstime = stime.value
              vacctnum = acctnum.value
              vquantity = quantity.value
              vordernum = ordernum.value
              vrequestor = alltrim(requestor.value)
              ################
              These next two variables string together the Subject of the email. Note the use of the dbf value created above in vsubj.
              ################
              tSubj=" - Print Order Completed. Order Number: "
              vsubj = vrequestor+tsubj+vordernum
              ################
              This is the body of the message.
              ################
              tBody="Your Print Order: "+vordernum+" requested on "+vsdate+" at "+vstime+" has been completed. Account Number: "+vacctnum+" Quantity: "+vquantity
              ################
              This is the actual mail string. It is made up of three parts. 1. The mailto section - must end in a ? mark 2. The subject section - must be separated from the next section with a & sign and 3. The body section.
              ################

              vinput = "mailto:"+vemail+" ?subject="+vsubj+"&body="+tbody

              ################
              Finally this opens the mail message and waits for the user to send it.
              ################
              sys_open(vInput)


              Good luck and hope this helps someone!

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              • #8
                RE: Help with emails from A5v4

                You need blat!

                http://www.interlog.com/~tcharron/blat.html

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