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Can you have Rules for sending emails?

Thread began 9/06/2009 7:47 am by Daryl | Last modified 10/13/2009 5:51 pm by Jason Byrnes | 3167 views | 12 replies |

DarylBeta Tester

Can you have Rules for sending emails?

I have a form with two check boxes on it - Approve and Completed.

I would like to send an Approve email if the relevant box is ticked, and a Completed email only if both are ticked.

Is this sort of thing possible?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

You would need to add some extra code by hand top achieve this. The code added by universal Email will look like:

php:
<?php

if ((($_SERVER["REQUEST_METHOD"] == "POST") && (isset($_SERVER["HTTP_REFERER"]) && strpos(urldecode($_SERVER["HTTP_REFERER"]), urldecode($_SERVER["SERVER_NAME"].$_SERVER["PHP_SELF"])) > 0) && isset($_POST)))     {
  
//WA Universal Email object="mail"
  //Send Loop Once Per Entry
  
$RecipientEmail "".((isset($_POST["UserEmail"]))?$_POST["UserEmail"]:"")  ."";include("WA_Universal_Email/WAUE_users_Registration_1.php");

  
//Send Mail All Entries
  
if ("".((isset($_GET["accesscheck"]))?$_GET["accesscheck"]:"users_Profile.php")  .""!="")     {
    
header("Location: ".((isset($_GET["accesscheck"]))?$_GET["accesscheck"]:"users_Profile.php")  ."");
  }
}
?>



If you have checkboxes named "approved" and "completed" with a checked value of 1:

html:
<input name="approved" type="checkbox" id="approved" value="1" />
<input name="completed" type="checkbox" id="completed" value="1" />




you can add an additional if statement around the UE code to send the email if only approved is checked:

php:
<?php if(isset($_POST['approved']) && $_POST['approved'] =="1")  { ?>

<?php
if ((($_SERVER["REQUEST_METHOD"] == "POST") && (isset($_SERVER["HTTP_REFERER"]) && strpos(urldecode($_SERVER["HTTP_REFERER"]), urldecode($_SERVER["SERVER_NAME"].$_SERVER["PHP_SELF"])) > 0) && isset($_POST)))     {
  
//WA Universal Email object="mail"
  //Send Loop Once Per Entry
  
$RecipientEmail "".((isset($_POST["UserEmail"]))?$_POST["UserEmail"]:"")  ."";include("WA_Universal_Email/WAUE_users_Registration_1.php");

  
//Send Mail All Entries
  
if ("".((isset($_GET["accesscheck"]))?$_GET["accesscheck"]:"users_Profile.php")  .""!="")     {
    
header("Location: ".((isset($_GET["accesscheck"]))?$_GET["accesscheck"]:"users_Profile.php")  ."");
  }
}
?>
<?php 
?>



or both are checked:

php:
<?php if((isset($_POST['approved']) && $_POST['approved'] =="1") && (isset($_POST['completed']) && $_POST['completed'] =="1"))  { ?>

<?php
if ((($_SERVER["REQUEST_METHOD"] == "POST") && (isset($_SERVER["HTTP_REFERER"]) && strpos(urldecode($_SERVER["HTTP_REFERER"]), urldecode($_SERVER["SERVER_NAME"].$_SERVER["PHP_SELF"])) > 0) && isset($_POST)))     {
  
//WA Universal Email object="mail"
  //Send Loop Once Per Entry
  
$RecipientEmail "".((isset($_POST["UserEmail"]))?$_POST["UserEmail"]:"")  ."";include("WA_Universal_Email/WAUE_users_Registration_1.php");

  
//Send Mail All Entries
  
if ("".((isset($_GET["accesscheck"]))?$_GET["accesscheck"]:"users_Profile.php")  .""!="")     {
    
header("Location: ".((isset($_GET["accesscheck"]))?$_GET["accesscheck"]:"users_Profile.php")  ."");
  }
}
?>
<?php 
?>
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DarylBeta Tester

Thanks for your reply Jason.

I am sure that I understand the method to do this and will have a go as soon as I have sorted out the other issues that I need to solve on the site first - I will be back if I need some help tweaking....

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you're welcome.

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DarylBeta Tester

Hi Jason

It almost works!!

I have approved and completed as check boxes with different emails to be sent.

The approved (only) one works great!
The approved and completed (both boxes ticked) email, however I get an approved email as well presumably because the approved and completed boxes are (and need) to be ticked.

Is there a way to say send email a if box 1 is ticked, but do not send if box 2 is ticked.

Then leave the second email to send if both boxes are ticked as it does now?

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DarylBeta Tester

I have tried

php:
<?php if((isset($_POST['cs_approved']) && $_POST['cs_approved'] =="1") && (isset($_POST['cs_completed']) && $_POST['cs_completed'] =="0"))  { ?>



to send the Approved email, however this doesn't work.

I have used

php:
<?php if((isset($_POST['cs_approved']) && $_POST['cs_approved'] =="1") && (isset($_POST['cs_completed']) && $_POST['cs_completed'] =="1"))  { ?>



To send the Completed email which works fine.

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DarylBeta Tester

I have got round the problem for now by using a selection list/menu, but I would be interested in finding out where I was going wrong for future reference.

Many Thanks

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Am I correct in assumming that with this code:

php:
<?php if((isset($_POST['cs_approved']) && $_POST['cs_approved'] =="1") && (isset($_POST['cs_completed']) && $_POST['cs_completed'] =="0"))  { ?>



you are trying to send an email where the cs_approved box is checked and the cs_completed is unchecked?

If so, a checkbox only sends a value if it is checked. if it is not checked it does not have a value.

To send if the cs_approved box is checked and the cs_completed is unchecked use:

php:
<?php if((isset($_POST['cs_approved']) && $_POST['cs_approved'] =="1"))  { ?>
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DarylBeta Tester

Ah! Thats why it didn't work.

The problem is the the page had two checkboxes, one for approving an entry, and one when that action has been completed.

These two boxes sent different emails if the boxes were ticked, however if I completed the task after approving it, the second update would send both emails as both boxes would be ticked, hence my reason for trying to create a rule that would send one email if one box ticked and one box clear, and the next email if both boxes were ticked.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

If you want to cehck for one being checked and the other not checked try:

php:
<?php if((isset($_POST['cs_approved']) && $_POST['cs_approved'] =="1") && (isset($_POST['cs_completed']) && $_POST['cs_completed'] !="1"))  { ?>
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