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  • Automated Reports/Email

    Automated email...

    I'm wanting to run a script to automatically generate a report and email it to predetermined email recipients. I basically just want to run a scheduled task (runtime version) of generating a report and emailing it without human intervention.

    Has anyone attempted this before?

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    Re: Automated Reports/Email

    Take a look at script_schedule().
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: Automated Reports/Email

      cool...thanks !

      still the email portion where no client intervention is required to send...anyone seen/done this?

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        Re: Automated Reports/Email

        Originally posted by omagarc View Post
        still the email portion where no client intervention is required to send...anyone seen/done this?
        How would an email be sent if there were client intervention?

        When you can specify that try to make it happen with code.

        Would they send a set of emails based on a date field in table? Would they send a set of emails based on a numeric field reaching a certain level?
        There can be only one.

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          Re: Automated Reports/Email

          I'm trying to generate reports on a scheduled bases that will email these reports "automatically" without human intervention. I guess I 'll see how to interface better with outlook client where the software is not "waiting" for someone to press "send".

          The report is based on an isblank("completed") field and will produce a result set that will tell the recipient how many studies are pending interpretation.

          I'm now thinking about "Sys_send_keys()" to simulate a human pressing "send" in the email client.

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          • #6
            Re: Automated Reports/Email

            You need:
            email_send()

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            • #7
              Re: Automated Reports/Email

              Omar,

              Are the reports attached to the email, or are they in the body of the email?

              Regards

              Ed

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              • #8
                Re: Automated Reports/Email

                I use alpha to generate the pdf and attach it to an email and am looking for a way to send it to predefined users.

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                • #9
                  Re: Automated Reports/Email

                  Hi, were you able to do it, because I am looking at doing the same thing and be curious to see how you manage to do it.

                  thanks for any help you give me.

                  Sylvain

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