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How to email individualised pdfs as attachments to a series of emails

Question asked by bkgs on Feb 4, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 5, 2016 by bkgs

I want to send subscription invoices to Club members as individualised pdfs attached to an email to each member.  The database is a single file and the finding the records and relevant fields is not a problem.  However I am having trouble working out how to specify the name and temporary file path of the pdfs to be created using a script to send individualised invoices to a each of the email recipients. 

 

I start with a script that finds the relevant records and opens a layout that sets out the individualised invoice for each found record. 

 

I then started to do another script to create the pdfs and send the emails which runs as follows:

 

Go to Layout

Loop

Go to Record/Request/Page [First]

Save Records as PDF [Restore; No Dialog; (problem - how to name the pdf for the first email recipient  The naming seems to be in Specify Options - Save Current Record - Current Record - Options  -Title I have checked Specify Output File and Specify Options (problem Specify Output File requires a suitable temporary file path for the pdf yet to be created.  No need for the pdf to be retained as the FM record is adequate}

Send Mail [Send via E-Mail Client; To (field in relevant record identifying recipient's email address); Subject: " Blah Blah"; Message: (more "Blah Blah" ); (pdf name as above) Send Mail Options Send via E-Mail Client  Create one email using data from the Current Record - Subject - Message     - Attach file - Specify file path (problem??)

Go to Record etc [Next]

Repeat Save Records as above (but how do I name each successive email recipient's pdf and describe the file path )

Send Mail (as above)

Go to Record etc [Next:Exit after Last]

End Loop

Allow User Abort

 

I hope the foregoing is sufficient to demonstrate my difficulties.  Any guidance would be appreciated.

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