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    Default no expression builder for send email?

    When I try to use the "email" "send email" in the drop down "tools" menu, I get to the send email window but there is no expression builder button to choose variables from. Am I doing something wrong? I want to build an email template for our invoice. I have done a hard boot thinking that may help.

    Thank you to anyone that can help me.

    Rick

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    Default Re: no expression builder for send email?

    All those options are available if you create your send-email from an Action Script. Also when using NetMailer. There also are lots of topics in the Alpha Help, one on Email Automation is a good start.
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    Default Re: no expression builder for send email?

    Thank you Steve. I guess I need to dig a little deeper. What prompted the question was I was following the manual "Introduction To Action Scripting" in the section on putting a button on a form to send a customized email. I see the manual must have an error, a little more diligence on my part will most likely solve it. Again thanks for some direction.
    Rick

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    Default Re: no expression builder for send email?

    You won't get the expression builders if you access the email from the control panel. But if you have a table open, then the builders are available. This makes sense if you think about it -- Alpha needs to have a table or set available for the fields for the expression builder.
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