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Thread began 9/23/2009 4:19 pm by JBWebWorks | Last modified 9/23/2009 8:40 pm by Eric Mittman | 1007 views | 2 replies |

JBWebWorks

attachment from a recordset

I have a client who sends monthly statements to her customers by email.
She now has to send each customer a seperate email and attach their statement manually.
I want to know if she uploads the monthly statements (with customer ID) with a page set up with digital file pro, could i join that upload folder with the email address database in a recordset and use universal email to send to each customer by a recordset loop and attach their statement with the same recordset?

Or should she use an insert form to get the statement into the database?

thanks
jim balthrop

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Lon WintersBeta Tester

Not sure all what DFP can do, but you need to end up with the filename in a database field, and the files uploaded to a designated folder. I used a different extension at one point that uploaded the file and did the insert as well.

Once that's taken care of, in UE, attachments tab, you can select a dynamic value from the recordset by clicking the little icon next to the text field. It will insert some script, then ahead of that manually enter the path to the file.

statements/< php or asp script >

(statements in this example is the folder the files end up in)

I would do lots of testing to make sure people don't end up with the wrong statements!

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Eric Mittman

You can definitely do this with DFP and Universal Email. Like the previous user stated you would use the dynamic value to associate the attachment.

When you upload the file to attach to the email you will need to make sure you update or insert the record that holds the name of the file. You will then need to ensure that your recordset you craft correctly associates the uploaded file with the user, this is the key to getting the correct attachment for the user.

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