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Looking up a field value to include in an email

Thread began 8/27/2014 11:15 am by iainmacdonald331081 | Last modified 8/27/2014 3:25 pm by iainmacdonald331081 | 371 views | 5 replies

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Looking up a field value to include in an email

I have a page used to add a record to a table, which also triggers an email.

The table structure includes:

nominations

NominationID (PK)
CategoryFullID (FK)
etc

categoriesFull

CategoryID (PK)
Category
etc

The form is adding a record to the nominations table, including the field CategoryFullID.

I would like the email to include the Category field for the CategoryFullID in the form, but can't pull it directly from a form value, as the form is only adding the CategoryFullID, and not referencing the Category itself.

I have had a stab at it, by trying to

- store the CategoryFullID value in a session (CategoryValue) when the form is submitted.
- use a query (rsCategories) to return the record from the categoriesFull table where the CategoryID = the value stored in the session.
- echo the Category value fro that record in the email.

I hope that makes sense - I'm sure it must be possible, even if my attempt is all wrong!

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