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how to send notification when inventory level is below minimum?

Posted on 2004-04-02
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I want to realize this function: whenever the inventory quantity for a specific item is below certain level, It will automatically send notifications to me. In my inventory table, there are "total quantity" field and "minimum quantity" field. I created a form, I hope this could work right after I update the quantity for this item, and close the form. Could anyone here help me out on this?

Thanks a lot!
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Hello!

In the "Form_AfterUpdate" event, add some code similiar to the following skeleton...


Dim subject As String
Dim message As String
Dim toemail As String
   
If me.totalquantity < me.minimumquantity then

    toemail = "you@somewhere.com"
    subject = "Low inventory warning:  " & Me.partnumber
    message = Now & vbCrLf
    message = message & "The stock level for " & Me.partnumber & " has dropped below " & Me.minimumquantity & "." & vbCrLf
    message = message & "The current stock level is " & Me.totalquantity & "."
   
    DoCmd.SendObject acSendNoObject, , acFormatTXT, toemail, , , subject, message, False

End if


This should send an email to the address (or addresses) you specify when the level drops below the minimum.  You may need to adjust the settings on your email client to allow another program to send an email without confirmation.

Hope this helps,

John
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