TABLE.SEND Function

Syntax

L Table.Send(C tablename [,C emailaddress[,C options[,L use_A5_email_client [,L store_in_outbox [,L show_client]]]]])

Arguments

tablename

The name of the table to send. If the table is in the current database, it is not necessary to specify the full drive and path.

emailaddress

Optional. The address that the table is being sent to.

options

Optional. A string that can include one or more of the following flags:

Option Flag
Meaning
C

Compress (pack) the table before sending.

P

Display the "Send Table" dialog box. If "P" not specified, the table is sent without any user prompting.

D

Include the data dictionary files.

X

Include index file.

use_A5_email_client

Optional. Default = .F. If, for example, Use_A5_Email_Client is .F., and the current MAPI email client is Microsoft Outlook, Alpha Anywhere will open Outlook. Similarly, if the email client is Eudora, or Netscape Mail, Alpha Anywhere will open the appropriate email program. .T. = Use Alpha Five internal email client. .F. = Use MAPI email client.

store_in_outbox

Optional. .T. = If Alpha Five email client is used, a copy of the message is stored in the Alpha Five email outbox (typically A_EMAIL.DBF in the Alpha Anywhere program folder). .F. = Do not store copy.

show_client

Optional. Default = .T. .T. = If Alpha Five email client is used, display the client before sending the message. .F. = If Alpha Five email client is used and Email_Address is provided, do not display the client.

Description

Zip and send a table. Options "d" - include Dictionary, "x" - include Indexes, "p" - display prompt dialog, "c" - compress before sending.

Discussion

The TABLE.SEND() method sends a table via the current MAPI email client, or the built-in Alpha Anywhere email client. Note : To send a set, use the <SET>.SEND() method.

 Example

This script will send a table to an email address. The table will be packed before it is sent. The dictionary and the indexes will be included. Because the table is in the database, the drive/path need not be specified.

to = "bestcustomer@ace.com"
table.Send("prices",to,"C")

This script sends a table but first displays the dialog requesting user input.

table.Send("c:\mydata\customers","fred@yahoo.com","P")

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