E-mailing a Report from a UX or a Grid Component in Alpha Anywhere (Alpha Five v12)

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E-mailing a Report from a UX or a Grid Component in Alpha Anywhere (Alpha Five v12)

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 A common pattern in both the UX and Grid component is to place a button on the component to print a Report and display the Report in a window, div or TabbedUI pane.

However, instead of displaying the Report, you might want to send it as an email.

The Action Javascript action to Print a Report has an option to call an Xbasic function when the Report has printed.

In this video we show how you can use this option to e-mail the report using the Mandrill e-mail service.

(Note: The sample function prototype shown in the video is only available in build 4241 or above.)

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Richard Rabins
Richard Rabins

Co-founder of Alpha Software, Richard Rabins focuses on strategy, sales, and marketing. Richard also served as CEO of SoftQuad International from 1997 to 2001, when it owned Alpha. In addition to his 30 years with the company, Richard played a key role as co-founder, and served as president and chairman of the Massachusetts Software Council (now the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council), the largest technology trade organization in Massachusetts. Prior to founding Alpha, Richard was a project leader and consultant with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and a management consultant with Management Decision Systems, Inc. Richard holds a master's degree in system dynamics from the Sloan School at MIT, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and master's degree in control engineering from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has served on the boards of Silent Systems, Legacy Technology and O3B Networks, and is co-founder of Tubifi www.tubifi.com.

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