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[SOLVED] Calling an email template function using a button


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cumquat

Community Member, 198 Posts

19 April 2011 at 4:24am

Edited: 19/04/2011 4:25am

Hi there,

I've been looking around the forum all day and so far i haven't been able to come up with a solution, i want to have a button on the screen that when clicked runs a function that is set to email instructions to an email group, i have most of it done but i don't seem to be able to make a button run the function. My code is below, as ever would welcome some pointers or even the answer :o)

function EmailSearchTeam() {
      return new Form($this, '', new FieldSet(new HiddenField('Hidden')), new FieldSet(new FormAction('doEmailSearchTeam', 'Email the Team')));
   }
      
   function doEmailSearchTeam() {
   
   $email = new Email();
$email->setTemplate('TestEmail');
    $email->setFrom('xxxx@xxxxx.com');
$email->setTo('yyyyyy@yyyyyy.com');
$email->setSubject('New Event Added ');
$email->populateTemplate(Member::currentUser());
$email->populateTemplate(array(
       'Title' => $this->owner->Title,
       'Date' => $this->owner->StartDate,
       'StartTime' => $this->owner->StartTime,
   'Location' => $this->owner->Location,
      'Contact1' => $this->owner->Contact1,
));
$email->send();
}

Sorry should add, there are no errors it all looks like it works but no email is sent, i'm wondering whether you can actually call a function like this.
Hope someone can help.

regards

Mick

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cumquat

Community Member, 198 Posts

20 April 2011 at 1:28am

Well still trying to get this idea run, the email gets sent if i attach it to the onAfterWrite() function so i think the email code is fine, i just don't think the function is being called from the form button.

Is what i'm trying to do possible?

Mick

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Willr

Forum Moderator, 5513 Posts

20 April 2011 at 8:59pm

You're missing the 2 parameters in your doEmailSearchTeam function for the form handler to match. I think you need to change it too doEmailSearchTeam($data, $form)

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cumquat

Community Member, 198 Posts

20 April 2011 at 9:35pm

Hi Willr,

Thanks for getting back, I've had those parameters in and out to no avail. It just doesn't seem to want call that function.

Mick

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Willr

Forum Moderator, 5513 Posts

21 April 2011 at 9:29am

Could you post that whole file? FYI the form and action need to be in a controller (not a dataobject) so that it can be posted to it after the form submits.

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cumquat

Community Member, 198 Posts

21 April 2011 at 11:00pm

Hi ya,

I thought that was gonna be it, i was hoping that was gonna be it but alas it is on a controller, it's actually on UC's calendar.php file as i'm tweaking that so those two functions are added to the bottom of that.

I may have a work around i'm gonna try which will add functionality anyway which is to create a new table and write to that with a log of email sent then use the email function on the onAfterWrite() function to send it.

Cheers and Happy Easter.

Mick

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cumquat

Community Member, 198 Posts

10 May 2011 at 8:50pm

Ok i have now got this part sussed, it was because of the static $allowed_actions = array which was on the page, i hadn't added my function to that list.

DOH!!!

ok now onto the next part which is to actually get the data.

regards

Mick