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Has anyone tried to use ReportCaster to send text messages? I can initiate the message using the carrier's email format such as 3335551212@att.mail.net in which the carrier converts the email to SMS format and forwards to the recipient's mobile phone, however, the recieved message is html code, rather than the actual message.

Any suggestions?

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Posts: 22 | Location: Minneapolis, MN | Registered: January 24, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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What would be the content of the message? A report? Try changing the output type to alpha and make sure it is inline rather than an attachment.


Regards,

Darin



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Posts: 2298 | Location: Salt Lake City, Utah | Registered: February 02, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The inline feature does work. I tried alpha format and still received html code in the message.

The content of the message is a notification that a reimbursement has been paid and a deposit has been completed to the recipient's bank account.


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You could try output format WP


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Posts: 415 | Location: Europe | Registered: February 05, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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No Frans

format WP gives you in the end HTML code and not flat text.
Inline was the solution.




Frank

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Thanks everyone. I will keep trying and if I get one format to work, I will be sure to post it here.


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Posts: 22 | Location: Minneapolis, MN | Registered: January 24, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Has anyone done this or experimented with this?
I'd like to hear more about putting out text messages using RC.
Thanks.



Greg



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Posts: 287 | Location: Boston/New England | Registered: February 12, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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LDW,

I never tried to use Report Caster but I know I can send a text message from a .fex file.

Please look at the below code. Also, when you execute the procedure with the code below it takes about 20 seconds before you get the text message.

  
-SET &HOUR = EDIT(&TOD,'99');
-SET &M = IF &TOD GT '12.00.00' THEN 'pm' ELSE 'am';
-SET &FLAG = IF &TOD GT '13.00.00' THEN 1 ELSE 0 ;
-SET &HOUR = IF &FLAG IS 1 THEN &HOUR - 12 ELSE &HOUR ;
-SET &MINUTES = EDIT(&TOD,'$$$99');
-SET &SECONDS = EDIT(&TOD,'$$$$$$99');
-SET &TIME = &HOUR | ':' | &MINUTES | &M;
-TYPE TIME = (&TIME)

-SET &DATE_TIME = &DATEMDYY |' '| &TIME;
-TYPE DATE/TIME = (&DATE_TIME)

TABLE FILE CAR
PRINT COUNTRY CAR MODEL BODYTYPE SEATS DEALER_COST RETAIL_COST SALES LENGTH WIDTH HEIGHT WEIGHT WHEELBASE FUEL_CAP BHP RPM MPG ACCEL
WHERE RECORDLIMIT EQ 5;
END
-RUN


-SET &TOVAR      = '2095555555@vtext.com';

SET ASNAMES=ON

EX EDAMAIL &TOVAR.EVAL; ,  ,  ,  ,  ,&FOCFEXNAME Finished running at &TIME


-*Your target's e-mail address depends on his mobile provider:
-*
-*Provider 		Format
-*Sprint 		phonenumber@messaging.sprintpcs.com
-*Verizon 		phonenumber@vtext.com
-*T-Mobile 		phonenumber@tmomail.net
-*AT&T 			phonenumber@txt.att.net
-*AIM +1		phonenumber


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This works great!
Thanks prodrigu.
The only change I had to make to get it to work, for me, was add a FROM address.
Thanks again.



Greg



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gregv,

If I may ask what does the code look like now with the From Address?

Thanks,
prodrigu


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Sure. Here it is.
APP PREPENDPATH IBISAMP
-SET &HOUR = EDIT(&TOD,'99');
-SET &M = IF &TOD GT '12.00.00' THEN 'pm' ELSE 'am';
-SET &FLAG = IF &TOD GT '13.00.00' THEN 1 ELSE 0 ;
-SET &HOUR = IF &FLAG IS 1 THEN &HOUR - 12 ELSE &HOUR ;
-SET &MINUTES = EDIT(&TOD,'$$$99');
-SET &SECONDS = EDIT(&TOD,'$$$$$$99');
-SET &TIME = &HOUR | ':' | &MINUTES | &M;
-TYPE TIME = (&TIME)

-SET &DATE_TIME = &DATEMDYY |' '| &TIME;
-TYPE DATE/TIME = (&DATE_TIME)

TABLE FILE CAR
PRINT COUNTRY CAR MODEL BODYTYPE SEATS DEALER_COST RETAIL_COST SALES LENGTH WIDTH HEIGHT WEIGHT WHEELBASE FUEL_CAP BHP RPM MPG ACCEL
WHERE RECORDLIMIT EQ 5;
END
-RUN


-SET &TOVAR      = '9999999999@vtext.com';

SET ASNAMES=ON
EX EDAMAIL &TOVAR.EVAL ,&TOVAR.EVAL  ,'TEST4'  ,  ,  ,&FOCFEXNAME Finished running at &TIME


-*Your target's e-mail address depends on his mobile provider:
-*
-*Provider 		Format
-*Sprint 		phonenumber@messaging.sprintpcs.com
-*Verizon 		phonenumber@vtext.com
-*T-Mobile 		phonenumber@tmomail.net
-*AT&T 			phonenumber@txt.att.net
-*AIM +1		phonenumber
  



Greg



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Thank you very much for your posts prodrigu and gregv.

I had just received a new requirement, within the last couple of days, to send out alerts/reports, and didn't know about the EDAMAIL application tool.

I see it now, in the 'Developing Reporting Applications' manual bigger than life.

From my research, it looks like EDAMAIL was a new feature in one of the 7.x releases.

This example, is working fine for me:
APP PREPENDPATH IBISAMP
TABLE FILE EMPLOYEE
"HR Report"
PRINT LAST_NAME
      FIRST_NAME
      DEPARTMENT
      CURR_SAL
ON TABLE SET PAGE NOPAGE
ON TABLE HOLD AS MYFILE FORMAT HTML
END
-RUN
-*
-MRNOEDIT EX EDAMAIL x@x.org, x@x.org , Test Report ,  , HTML , MYFILE  

Thank you, again.




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Very nice indeed. Time to read some documentation. Smiler



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Very cool.

Here are some number formats for Canadian providers:

Rogers Wireless: [10-digit phone number]@pcs.rogers.com
Fido: [10-digit phone number]@fido.ca
Telus: [10-digit phone number]@msg.telus.com
Bell Mobility: [10-digit phone number]@txt.bell.ca
Kudo Mobile: [10-digit phone number]@msg.koodomobile.com
MTS: [10-digit phone number]@text.mtsmobility.com
President’s Choice: [10-digit phone number]@txt.bell.ca
Sasktel: [10-digit phone number]@sms.sasktel.com
Solo: [10-digit phone number]@txt.bell.ca
Virgin: [10-digit phone number]@vmobile.ca


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Thanks George. That list is very helpful.



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Where does one read about EDAMAIL? I see no reference in my App Studio help. I wasn't even aware it existed.


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As mentioned by David Briars:
quote:
in the 'Developing Reporting Applications' manual



Greg



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