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WebFOCUS 7.7.03 & 8.0.7 Windows HTML, Excel, PDF, etc. Also, using Maintain, etc.
We have a jsp technique that can be performed from a Maintain procedure that takes From, To, Subject and Body. It uses smtpClient to kick off a silent e-mail using the parms collected from the Maintain procedure.
There does not seem to be any way to add CC, BCC or attachments. Nick (and I) are wondering if anyone has a way to do this as well.
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Like Alan, I use CDONTS via ASP but not via Maintain (although the principle is identical). It's a piece of cake and there are lots of examples on the interweb.
One thing I would also make a note of is that many sites will actively block certain ports such as port 25 which will then preclude sending SMTP. I have also have problems in the past with McAfee blocking some things, so make sure you check.
If you have Report Caster installed then you should be able to run the ASP on that server as it's likely to be the web server as well(?) and will also have the ports set to your needs etc.
I also use CDONTS using VBScript, mainly to allow post processing of Excel templates to format and resave as proper .xls files before sending them out to the end users as attachments. It reduces the size and it's something you can't do within Report Caster.