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Drop down selections to emails

Explorer ,
Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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Hello,

If i have a drop down that has yes and no in it can I adjust the email body to show pre determined information if no is selected?

 

i.e. 

Are there scratches in panel work? "NO"

Email body: Warning, there are scratches in panel work

etc.

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Community Expert , Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

You can use something like this:

 

var emailBody = "";
if (this.getField("Are there scratches in panel work?").valueAsString=="NO")
	emailBody = "Warning, there are scratches in panel work";

this.mailDoc({cTo: "me@server.com", cSubject: "Email subject goes here", cMsg: emailBody});

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Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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You can use something like this:

 

var emailBody = "";
if (this.getField("Are there scratches in panel work?").valueAsString=="NO")
	emailBody = "Warning, there are scratches in panel work";

this.mailDoc({cTo: "me@server.com", cSubject: "Email subject goes here", cMsg: emailBody});

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Explorer ,
Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021

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Hello,

I cant seem to get it to work, it will email if the box is set to Yes however when set to No it will not submit?

also, is this method stackable i.e. if serveral selections are set to No will it put multi lines into the email?

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Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021

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Are there any errors in the JS Console when you use it?

And yes, you can create multiple conditions, adding different texts to the email body string in each one.

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Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021

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I dont get any errors it contunies to the email screnn but there is nothing in the email body

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Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021

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Is the value of the field "No" or "NO"? JavaScript is case-sensitive...

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Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021

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the value in the field in "No" and i have changed the code to suit

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Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021

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Apologies, it does not go to the email screen, nothing happens when one of the boxes is set to "No"

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Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021

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Did you check the Console window?

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Explorer ,
Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021

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What should I be checking for in the console window?

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Nov 17, 2021 Nov 17, 2021

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Any error messages...

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Nov 17, 2021 Nov 17, 2021

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What script does you use?

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Nov 22, 2021 Nov 22, 2021

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var emailBody = "";
if (this.getField("1").valueAsString=="No")
emailBody = "Warning, there are scratches in panel work";

else if(this.getField("Serial No").value == "")
{
app.alert("Serial Number must be filled in");
}
else if(this.getField("Tyres").value == " ")
{
app.alert("Tyre size not selected");
}
else if(this.getField("Dropdown1").value == " ")
{
app.alert("Axle config not selected");
}


else if(this.getField("1").value == " ")
{
app.alert("Drawbar assembely cannot be left blank");
}
else if(this.getField("2").value == " ")
{
app.alert("Drawbar bolt kit cannot be left blank");
}
else if(this.getField("3").value == " ")
{
app.alert("Bale chute kit cannot be left blank");
}
else if(this.getField("4").value == " ")
{
app.alert("Computer kit cannot be left blank");
}
else if(this.getField("5").value == " ")
{
app.alert("C1000 harness cannot be left blank");
}
else if(this.getField("6").value == " ")
{
app.alert("Lighting/ Brake Harness kit cannot be left blank");
}
else if(this.getField("7").value == " ")
{
app.alert("Wide load boards cannot be left blank");
}
else if(this.getField("8").value == " ")
{
app.alert("Wide load board brakets cannot be left blank");
}
else if(this.getField("9").value == " ")
{
app.alert("Knotter flag kit cannot be left blank");
}
else if(this.getField("10").value == " ")
{
app.alert("Spares kits cannot be left blank");
}
else if(this.getField("11").value == " ")
{
app.alert("2290 Ladder kit cannot be left blank");
}
else if(this.getField("12").value == " ")
{
app.alert("pick up wheels cannot be left blank");
}
else if(this.getField("13").value == " ")
{
app.alert("Saftey Chain cannot be left blank");
}
else if(this.getField("14").value == " ")
{
app.alert("Beacon kit cannot be left blank");
}
else if(this.getField("15").value == " ")
{
app.alert("Operators manual cannot be left blank");
}
else if(this.getField("16").value == " ")
{
app.alert("EU Conformity cannot be left blank");
}
else
{// All is ok
this.mailDoc({cTo: "Email 1", cCc:"Email 2", cSubject: this.getField("Serial No").valueAsString, cMsg: emailBody})
}
;

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Community Expert ,
Nov 22, 2021 Nov 22, 2021

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At the first if you set emailBody without sending the email:

 

if (this.getField("1").valueAsString=="No")
emailBody = "Warning, there are scratches in panel work";

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Explorer ,
Nov 22, 2021 Nov 22, 2021

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Hello,

Sorry I dont quite understand what you mean?

Thanks

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Community Expert ,
Nov 22, 2021 Nov 22, 2021

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Because you used an if-else if-else construction, only in the very last condition, if all the previous ones were false, will the mailDoc command execute, which means that the emailBody variable will always be empty.

You need to decide how it should work and then build the logic of the code based on that. If you want to allow mailing the form even if field "1" is "No" then don't put an "else" after that condition. If you don't want to allow sending it in that scenario then there's no point in setting the emailBody variable to the warning message you specified.

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Nov 22, 2021 Nov 22, 2021

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so if I change all of the "else ifs" to just "if" this will work?

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Nov 22, 2021 Nov 22, 2021

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Again, you need to first describe how it should work. Do you want to prevent sending the form if any of these conditions is true, or do you just want to display an alert, but then allow it to send anyway?

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Nov 22, 2021 Nov 22, 2021

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I would like it to send anyway but make a note on the email of all of the boxes that have been checked as "NO"

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Nov 22, 2021 Nov 22, 2021

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ok i changes the values of "Else if" to  "if" and this does what i need it to do! how do i now go about stacking the no answers in the email? I would assume if i were just to put:

 

if (this.getField("1").valueAsString=="No")
emailBody = "Warning, there are scratches in panel work";

if (this.getField("2").valueAsString=="No")
emailBody = "PTO missing";

 

this will clear the previous information and place the newest into the email?

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Nov 22, 2021 Nov 22, 2021

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Change:

emailBody =

To:

emailBody +=

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Nov 22, 2021 Nov 22, 2021

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If you want to add a line-break between each line use this:

 

emailBody += "\n ...";

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Nov 22, 2021 Nov 22, 2021

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Excellent, that seems to work, last thing is how do I make it put it on the next line rather than straight after the first one?

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Nov 22, 2021 Nov 22, 2021

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Duplicate the "\n" character.

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Nov 22, 2021 Nov 22, 2021

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This works perfectly! thank you very much!!

 

Is there a way to add information from a text box if it has been filled in too?

 

I have tried the following code:

 

if (this.getField("Text3").valueAsString
emailBody +="";
 

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