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    Default How can a tickler system be implemented in A5?

    Greetings,

    I have a small table of items with an expiration date attribute. I would like to have an email notification mailed to myself and a co-worker two weeks before the expiration date is reached. Any ideas how this could be accomplished? Is netmailer required, and is there even a V11 netmailer program?

    Thanks,
    Mark

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    Default Re: How can a tickler system be implemented in A5?

    Hi Mark,

    This could be best answered in the section of the forum where you would be using your version of Alpha.

    The bottom line is yes it can be done but it depends on your application as to how its done.
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    Default Re: How can a tickler system be implemented in A5?

    Hi Keith,

    Thanks. I figured this was a general question, but you're right.

    I'm running Developer V11 and have my table in a local dbf.

    -Mark

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    Default Re: How can a tickler system be implemented in A5?

    It's easy Mark.
    The steps I use to remind people that they haven't done something they should have is to;

    Capture the e-mail address wher the incident is to be sent.
    Search for incidents within the date parm.
    Use "On Timer" (if a desktop app) to trigger the mail if there is any data in a list.
    Mark the recipient as being notified and tag the item.

    You need Alpha to be running and the Form with the On Timer process either in the foreground or background.
    You don't need netmailer however a short break between emails will prevent your ISP thinking you are a spam shop.
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    Default Re: How can a tickler system be implemented in A5?

    Thanks Ted.

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