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New to CDO: Sending client attachments with ASP using CDO


We are a small office with a network running a Cobalt Qube 3 server (LINUX).
This box has Chilisoft ASP, and a couple of components: Chil!Mail, Chili!Upload.
My .asp apps work great now. Using CDONTS.

We are now in the process of upgrading our complete network. My apps will need to move over to our new server: Windows 2003 Standard O/S.
I have read many posts, and know that I have to save the file to the server before attaching to the email.

I am therefore new to CDO.
If I have a standard HTML form with an Input box for the client to select a file, how do I save this to our server and then attach to my email. ?

I have the following code which works for sending the email....I just need to add code to SAVE to file and then ATTACH




response.write "Email sent....Check your in-box !"

strTo = "ME@ME.COM"
strFrom = "YOU@YOU.COM"
strSubject = "TEST EMAIL"
strBody = "The content of email"
strIP = "XX.XX.XX.XX" ' Put your ip here

Set objCDOMail = Server.CreateObject("CDO.Message")
' Set the properties of the object
 objCDOMail.From = StrFrom
 objCDOMail.To = strTo
 objCDOMail.Subject = strSubject
 objCDOMail.TextBody = strBody
 objCDOMail.Configuration.Fields("cdo/configuration/smtpserver") = strIP
 objCDOMail.Configuration.Fields("cdo/configuration/sendusing") = 2

' Some of the more useful ones I've included samples of here:
' objCDOMail.Cc = "mailto:thirt@cinci.rr.com;ahirt@cinci.rr.com"
' objCDOMail.Bcc = "Khirt@cinci.rr.com"
' objCDOMail.Importance = 1
' objCDOMail.AttachFile "d:\websites\als\about.html", "filename.txt"

' Send the message!

' Set the object to nothing because it immediately becomes
' invalid after calling the Send method + it clears it out of the Server's Memory.
Set objCDOMail = Nothing





Appreciate your soonest help

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I don't know if this is what you are looking for but this is how you save a file in asp.

You will also need write permissions of the folder so I usually use a temp folder

set filesys = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set filetxt = filesys.CreateTextFile(server.MapPath("temp/name_of_file_to_save.txt"), True) 'True means to overwrite
filetxt.WriteLine("First line of text")
filetxt.Write("No line break after command")
filetxt.WriteLine("Last Line of text")

Hope this helps
Use chiliupload to upload the file, and then use CDO to send the mail with the attachment.  You seem to know how to do that?  What is your question?
sceneAuthor Commented:

The files are usually MS Word docs..does this matter using CreateTextFile ?

Also, for some reason, my code does not like the METHOD 'objCDOMail.AttachFile'

Object doesn't support this property or method: 'AttachFile'
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>>does this matter using CreateTextFile ?

Yes, FSO does not create.doc files...that is why you need to use an upload component.

See here for syntax:

sceneAuthor Commented:

Sorry, should have been clearer.

Lets forget about CDONTS & Chili!Upload.
Just think Windows 2003 Server & CDO.

HTML Page, using form upload.
Filename carried to asp page.

How do I save their selected doc to file, and then how can I test if it exists and if so, attach it to my email ?

Thanks again

Again, you need SOME KIND OF UPLOAD COMPONENT.  Unless you want to write it all yourself, buy why do that when you can get a free component.

Try ASPSIMPLEUPLOAD http://www.aquanet.co.il/vip/download/dialers, or ASPUPLOAD.

And, I gave you code for CDO.
No that won't I thought you were creating the file

With the chiliUpload object you created use this

objChili.SaveToFile("/upload/" & filename)

you may need the full server path to the upload folder \root\mysite\uploadfolder

The folder has to be created and given write permissions.

As alorentz has said using a component is probably the easiest way but you can do it in plain ASP if you want by using ADO.Stream to read the file from request.binaryread and then save it. If you want the actual code let me know.

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