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Send an email to selected users

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Sometimes you need to send an email to selected users. Let's say one of the fields on a page, EmailField contains email addresses. The key field on the page is KeyColumn, table name - TableName.

 

Let's consider two situations:

Subject and text of the email determined directly in the event

Note: Change red values to match your project.

 

1. Proceed to the Page Designer screen.

 

2. Create a custom button (e.g., "Email selected") and add the following code to the Server tab:

 

dim rmail, data, emails
set rmail=CreateDictionary()
emails = ""
do while bValue(DoAssignment(data,button.getNextSelectedRecord()))
  if bValue(data("EmailField")) then
    if emails<>"" then
        emails = emails & ", "
    end if
     emails = emails & data("EmailField")
  end if
loop
 
' send the email
rmail("to")=emails
rmail("subject")="Sample subject"
rmail("body")="Your email text here"
set ret = runner_mail(rmail)
result("txt") = "Emails were sent."
 
' if error happened print a message on the web page
if not ret("mailed") then
  errmsg = "Error happened: <br>"
  errmsg = errmsg & "File: " & ret("source") & "<br>"
  errmsg = errmsg & "Line: " & ret("number") & "<br>"
  errmsg = errmsg & "Description: " & ret("description") & "<br>"
  result("txt") = errmsg
end if

 

and to the Client After tab:

 

var message = result["txt"];
ctrl.setMessage(message);

 

Note: The Client Before tab should be blank (delete sample code there if any).

User enters the subject, email body, "from" email address

Note: Change red values to match your project.

 

1. Proceed to the Page Designer screen and select the List page.

 

2. Create a custom button (e.g., "Email selected").

 

Add the following code to the Client Before tab:

 

if ( proxy["emailUsers"] === true ) {  
   params["emailFrom"] = proxy["emailFrom"];
   params["emailBody"] = proxy["emailBody"];
   params["emailSubject"] = proxy["emailSubject"];
 
   proxy["emailUsers"] = false;
  return true;
}  
 
var selBoxes = pageObj.getSelBoxes( pageid ),
   args = {
       modal: true,
       header: "Input from, subject and body",
       html: '<div>'
          + '<div>From: <input type="text" id="emailFrom"s style="margin: 5px 0"></div>'
          + '<div>Subject: <input type="text" id="emailSubject"s style="margin: 5px 0"></div>'
          + '<div>Body: <textarea id="emailBody"></textarea></div>'
          + '</div>',
       footer: '<a href="#" id="emailUsersSave" class="btn btn-primary">' + Runner.lang.constants.TEXT_SAVE + '</a>'
           + '<a href="#" id="emailUsersCancel" class="btn btn-default">' + Runner.lang.constants.TEXT_CANCEL + '</a>',
       afterCreate: function( win ) {
          $("#emailUsersSave").on("click", function( e ) {
              var context = win.body();
 
               proxy["emailUsers"] = true;
               proxy["emailFrom"] = $("#emailFrom", context).val();
               proxy["emailBody"] = $("#emailBody", context).val();
               proxy["emailSubject"] = $("#emailSubject", context).val();
              $('[id="' + ctrl.id + '"]').click();
 
               e.preventDefault();              
               win.destroy();
           });
 
          $("#emailUsersCancel").on("click", function( e ) {
               e.preventDefault();
               win.destroy();                        
           });        
       }
   };
 
if ( selBoxes.length == 0 || !confirm('Do you really want to email these records?') ) {
  return false;
}
 
Runner.displayPopup( args );
return false;

 
Server tab:

 

if bValue(params("emailBody")) or bValue(params("emailSubject")) or bValue(params("emailFrom")) then
  dim emails, data, rmail,errmsg
  set rmail = CreateDictionary()
  do while bValue(DoAssignment(data,button.getNextSelectedRecord()))
  if bValue(data("EmailField")) then
    if emails<>"" then
        emails = emails & ", "
    end if
  emails = emails & data("EmailField")
  end if
  loop
 
  ' send the email
  rmail("to")=emails
  rmail("from") = params("emailFrom")
  rmail("subject")=params("emailSubject")
  rmail("body")=params("emailBody")
  set ret = runner_mail(rmail)
  result("txt") = "Emails were sent."
 
  ' if error happened print a message on the web page
  if not ret("mailed") then
     errmsg = "Error happened: <br>"
     errmsg = errmsg & "File: " & ret("source") & "<br>"
     errmsg = errmsg & "Line: " & ret("number") & "<br>"
     errmsg = errmsg & "Description: " & ret("description") & "<br>"
     result("txt") = errmsg
  end if
end if

 

Client After tab:

 

var message = result["txt"] + " !!!";
ctrl.setMessage(message);

 

Note: After selecting record(s) on the List page and clicking the "Email selected" button, a popup appears where you can enter From, Subject and Body parameters of your letter.

Click the "Save" button to send an email to selected user(s).

See also:

Grid Row Javascript API: row.getKeys()

JavaScript API:getSelectedRecordKeys()

Button object: getNextSelectedRecord()

Send an email to all users

Send simple email

runner_mail function

Email selected records

About Tabs/Sections API

JavaScript API: RunnerPage object

AJAX helper object: setMessage()

About Dialog API