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Sending SMS Messages from ASP Form using Clickatell.com COM API

Posted on 2004-04-27
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Hi all,

I am developing an application which allows users enter their sms number through the website.
In the admin section, i want to be able to send sms messages to one user or the entire list. My problem is getting to grips with connecting to the COM Object and the fact that VBScript is used, bit confused by it all. I have received a manual from Clickatell with all the Published COM Objects but cannot understand how to input them into the form. List is here: http://www.clickatell.com/downloads/Clickatell_com_2.2.1.pdf

I have created a simple form on a page called send_sms.asp:

<FORM action="sms_message_sent.asp" method=post>
<P ALIGN="CENTER">To:<INPUT name=to> <BR></P>
<P ALIGN="CENTER">Message:<TEXTAREA name=text ROWS="7"></TEXTAREA><BR> </P>
<P ALIGN="CENTER">From:<INPUT name=from>
<INPUT type=submit value=send></P>
</form>

The code for sms_message_sent.asp is here:

<%@ LANGUAGE="vbscript" %>
<% Option Explicit %>
<SCRIPT RUNAT=Server LANGUAGE="VBScript">
Sub Main
Dim CallInfo
Dim oSMS

Response.Write("Creating the SMS COM object<br>")
Set oSMS = Server.CreateObject("SMS_COMAPI.SMS")
 
Response.Write("Sending a simple SMS<br>")
 
CallInfo = oSMS.SendSimpleSMS(API_ID, "username", "password", Request.Form("to"), Request.Form("text"))
 
CallInfo = "SMS sending was done with result:" & CallInfo & "<br>"
Response.Write(CallInfo)
 
Set oSMS = Nothing
End Sub
</Script>
<html>
<head>
<title>SMS - Message Sent</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
</head>

<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" text="#000000">
<%
'----Start of send --------------------------------------
 Call Main()  
%>
</body>
</html>

My Question in brief is how to write all the COM Properties into the .asp page? An Example of the code would be very useful indeed.
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Question by:fgict
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by:alorentz
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Does what you have above send a message?
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by:fgict
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Yes,
If i hard code in my API_ID, Username & Password it sends a message.
The message doesn't show the "FROM" field if i place it after Request.Form("text") i get an error message.
I also need to add in other COM Properties such as message type, validity period, delivery time etc.
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alorentz earned 2000 total points
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So what's the question then, it's all in the directions you have...
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by:fgict
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How do i put in the other COM properties?

Where do i place the "from" field in the sms_message_sent.asp to get back the sender address and where do the other properties go like:
smsVAL_PERIOD Data Type: long
smsDELIVERY_ACK Data Type: Boolean
smsMAX_CREDITS Data Type long
go?

The manual doesn't give me specific examples and i cannot figure out where to place these properties within the code cause the error messages aren't giving me back any real data?
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